Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter, known best for her evocative self-portraits. She was a pioneer of various styles and forms, including Mexican tradition, folk art, magical realism, and surrealism. Kahlo is also deemed a feminist artist, for her frank and true expression of the female form.
Kahlo was involved in serious bus accident as a young woman, leaving her in an all-body cast for months. It was at this point that she quit her study of medicine to take up painting. Kahlo was bisexual and had multiple affairs with women outside of her marriage to fellow artist Diego Rivera. She once said of herself: “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.”