Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo 1907-1954

” I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter and activist who often depicted herself in self-portraits that strongly accented her physical appearance and important symbols of her Mexican heritage.

Forced to leave medical school at age 18 due to a crippling bus accident, Frida found her passion in painting and portraying her daily life, in a surrealist (expressing the subconscious) fashion. She has become an icon of Mexican culture.

Students will learn about Frida’s life and work and create a representation of their inner and outer selves.

Carnegie Picture Lab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on art eduction in Walla Walla valley schools. Read more about CPL here .