Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is one of the most important female artists of the 20th century. Her life was often marred by tragedy, but that did not stop her from making a powerful impact on her time and leaving a…

“Why have there been no great women artists?” Feminist art critic and historian Linda Nochlin posed that question in her 1971 groundbreaking essay. Nochlin, who died in October 2017 at…

 

In 1925, Frida Kahlo was on her way home from school in Mexico City when the bus she was riding collided with a streetcar. She suffered near-fatal injuries and her disability became a…

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s unique and immediately recognizable style was an integral part of her identity. Kahlo came to define herself through her ethnicity, disability, and politics, all of…

Pinpoint a figure staring directly out at you in an early Renaissance painting and chances are it’s a surreptitious self-portrait, slipped into a crowded scene. It took time for artists to feel…

Billie Holiday with her pit bull. Jacob Lawrence in his Coast Guard uniform. Georgia O’Keeffe with her Model A Ford. See how photographers helped craft the public personas of their creative…