From an artist's family. Her Father,
a photographer of Hungarian Jewish German ancestry.
Her Mother, Matilde Calderón,
a Mexican Catholic of Spanish and Native descent,
daughter of photographer Antonio Calderón.
It began with polio when Frida was only seven years old.
A life of pain.
Severely injured in a bus accident when she was a teenager.
A series of miscarriages.
The loss of her leg.
The difficult yet enduring relationship with Diego.
A legacy of work in which each image offers an entryway to an extraordinary life.
The lingering questions of what was lost in an artist's struggle against pain.
A few days after she attended a demonstration
against CIA interference in Guatemala,
Frida Kahlo died of pulmonary embolism.