Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo
Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo
Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo

Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo

Discover the artist behind the masterpieces!

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter and today is one of the world's favorite artists. As a child, she was badly affected by polio, and later suffered a terrible accident that left her disabled and in pain. Shortly after this accident, Kahlo took up painting, and through her surreal, symbolic self portraits described the pain she suffered, as well as the treatment of women, and her sadness at not being able to have a child.

This book tells the story of Frida Kahlo's life through her own artwork, and shows how she came to create some of the most famous paintings in the world. Learn about her difficult childhood, her love affair with fellow painter Diego Rivera, and the lasting impact her surreal work had on the history of art in this book that brings her life to work.

A Kahlo masterpiece is featured on every spread, and the book includes a closer look at 10 of her masterpieces.

  • Written by Lucy Brownridge, Illustrated by Sandra Dieckmann
  • Published by Wide Eyed Editions
  • Hardback, 32 pages
  • Published September 3, 2019
  • An excellent introduction to art and its importance to our world
  • Target age group: 7 to 10