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Frida Kahlo: Pinto su Vida

Frida Kahlo: Pinto su Vida

by Lila Guzman, Rick Guzman

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Children's Literature - Maria E. Gentle
Frida Kahlo, one of the most well known and revered Mexican artists, led a complicated and troubled life. This brief biography makes her painful life attainable for small children. Frida had a close relationship with her father, a photographer, who understood her well. Her mother was more severe and strict. Frida's plans to become a doctor were stifled by a series of unfortunate events. First she contracted polio, leaving her with one leg shorter than the other. Then when she was eighteen years old she was in a bus accident that ravaged her body. Barely escaping death, she laid in bed for months in a plaster suit. That is when her father brought her paints, canvases, and brushes to distract her from her pain. It worked. Frida began painting and never stopped. She eventually knew and married Diego Rivera, one of Mexico's best-known and loved muralists. She traveled with him to the United States and France. Even though Frida was born in 1907 and died in 1954, her paintings are just as popular now as they were in the last century. This is an excellent book to get children started on one of the best known women painters. This very useful biography has a representative collection of her art. It is part of the "Latinos Famosos" series. Reviewer: Maria E. Gentle

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Latinos Famosos Series
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Product dimensions:
7.77(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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