Frida Kahlo was a famous Mexican painter who lived from 1907-1954, known for her Mexican folk art with vibrant colors and elements of surrealism. As a young woman she suffered injuries in a traffic accident and her paintings are largely autobiographical, depicting this pain and suffering. She was married to Diego Rivera, who was a famous Mexican artist, and his work greatly influenced her own. More information can be found on the enotes site: http://www.enotes.com/oxford-art-encyclopedia/kahlo-frida
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for example, at the age of 18, Frida was travelling on a bus that was invovled in an accident with a tram, she was badly hurt and spent a long time in hospital.