Frida Kahlo July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954 was a Mexican painter, most known for her self-portraits.
Her life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form, although it took decades after her death until she was well known artist globally.
Mexican culture and Native cultural tradition were very important in her work, which has been sometimes characterized as either native art or folk art and as we speak her work has also been described as surrealist, even though she hated that label and yet and in 1938 her friend André Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo's art as a "ribbon around a bomb". But again Frida rejected the "surrealist" label, simply because she believed that her work reflected more of her reality than her dreams.