The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo

In the summer of 2020, the South Haven Center for the Arts—with the participation of local businesses, non-profits, private home owners, and volunteers—created a garden walk featuring flowers native to Frida Kahlo's beloved Mexico, accompanied by a brief history of Frida's life and how she came to be one of the most well-known artists in Mexico and worldwide.

Read on to learn some interesting Frida facts about her garden at her home in Mexico City, Casa Azul, her pets, her unique way of painting, exhibitions, her association with a Soviet revolutionary and a famous American actor, inspirations for some of her work, and how Frida adopted her unique style of dress.

We hope you enjoy this brief history of Frida Kahlo.