Where to start. Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite artists. She was way ahead of her time. She was born in Mexico in 1907. She suffered a lot of emotional and physical pain in her life. She contracted polio when she was five, and was in a bus accident when she was a teenager that left her badly injured and bedridden. This is when she began her interest in art. Most of her works are self-portraits, but she also has many works that she used to express her pain. Her turbulent marriage to revolutionary Mexican artist Diego Rivera is also a prominent theme in her work.
Here's some of her work:
And more photos of her:
Click here to see a rare video of she and Diego Rivera.