Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

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Harper & Row, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 507 pages
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An in-depth biography of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo details her haunting and original painting style, her turbulent marriage to muralist Diego Rivera, her association with communism, and her love of Mexican culture and folklore

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A wonderfully insight to life of Frida Kahlo. - Goodreads
This is not an accurate portrayal of Frida's life. - Goodreads
Gave an excellent insight into her life and work - Goodreads
However, the actual writing annoyed the hell out of me. - Goodreads
This book was cited as reference. - Goodreads
Three cheers for color illustrations! - Goodreads

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Readable, absorbing bio with good analyses of many of her paintings. Read full review

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Very accessible bio of an amazing artist Read full review


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About the author (1983)

Hayden Herrera is an art historian. She has lectured widely, curated several exhibitions of art, taught Latin American art at New York University, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the author of numerous articles and reviews for such publications as "Art in America, Art Forum, Connoisseur, " and the "New York Times, " among others. Her books include "Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo; Mary Frank;" and "Matisse: A Portrait." She is working on a critical biography of Arshile Gorky. She lives in New York City.

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