The Life of Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo is considered to be one of Mexico’s greatest artists. However Kahlo is also very well known in America. She is mainly recognized for her art that speaks to viewers emotionally and physically. Frida was an artist,a communist,an accident survivor,a non-conforming woman and an educator. To this day Frida still holds all of these titles.

Frida was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon on July 6,1907. Frida was born in Mexico City,Mexico to Guillermo Kahlo and Matilde Calderí?n y González. She was the third born of 4 girls. Kahlo’s life started off hard. At age 6 she got a disease called polio and was bedridden for 9 months. During this time, the disease caused Frida’s right leg and foot to grow thinner than the left. Frida’s classmates called her peg-leg Frida. But that didn’t stop her from participating in normal activities such as soccer,swimming and wrestling. These weren’t usual sports for a girl at that time, but Frida was always encouraged to do what she loved.

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In 1922,at the age of 15,Kahlo was one of the 35 females enrolled in the renowned National Preparatory School. Frida was known for her very jovial spirit. While attending this school, Frida decided to focus her studies on natural sciences so that she could attend medical school. During her time at this academy, Frida joined a group called Cachuchas, led by Alejandro Gí?mez Arias, who Frida later dated. The group would watch an artist, by the name of Diego Rivera, paint a mural in the school auditorium. One day Frida and Alejandro got in an accident on the bus,

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