Book Reviews of Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo
Author: Malka Drucker
ISBN-13: 9780826316424
ISBN-10: 0826316425
Publication Date: 11/1/1995
Pages: 159
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Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Grade 7 Up-- A compelling story of one of Mexico's best-known painters. Kahlo once said, "I have suffered two accidents in my life . . . one in which a streetcar ran over me. The other is Diego." Suffering damage to her spine and legs in the first of these accidents when she was 18 years old, she lived in constant pain for 47 years. The second accident she refers to was her tumultuous marriage to Diego Rivera, the famous muralist. Most of her paintings are autobiographical, many describing aspects of her suffering in a style that incorporated aspects of native Mexican art. Drucker's story of this fascinating, enormously creative woman who enjoyed so much in life despite her pain is well researched and eminently readable. There is a small but helpful selection of black-and-white photographs and reproductions of Kahlo's paintings as well as an excellent introduction. --Ann Stell, The Smithtown Library, NY