Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is one of the most well-known portrait artists in the world.

Kahlo was born in Mexico and painted a huge array of portraits, self portraits and artworks inspired by nature. In her portrait paintings, Kahlo loved to reference her Mexican heritage, often including objects related to popular culture at the time. She merged her love of nature and portraits to make captivating and strange, yet beautiful, paintings.


Frida Kahlo was known to mix a realistic painting style with surreal imagery to make statements related to gender, identity, class and race. She used her artwork as an extension of her voice!

Kahlo was far more than a portrait artist, she had a very unusual (and painful!) life. Read more about Frida Kahlo here.

A Few Small Nips, 1935, Frida Kahlo artist research
A Few Small Nips, 1935
Diego and I, 1949, Frida Kahlo information research page
Diego and I, 1949
Me and My Parrots, 1941, Frida Kahlo research lesson
Me and My Parrots, 1941
Memory of the Heart, 1937, Frida Kahlo artist research lesson
Memory of the Heart, 1937
Roots, 1943, Frida Kahlo artist research lesson
Roots, 1943

DOWNLOAD this page below, for free, as an Artist Research handout to use in your lesson. It includes all of the facts and images, and has questions for students to answer.

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