Frida Kahlo's Timeline

1907Born on July 6th in Mexico City.

1913Suffers from poliomyelitis, an affliction which will be one of the determining factors in her inability to have children.

1922Accepted to the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria (National Preparatory High School), a prestigious Mexican institution, in Mexico City. She had aspired to study medicine, but here she meets future Mexican intellectuals and artists, forming part of a group called The Cachuchas.

1925Automobile accident with grave consequences: multiple fractures in her spinal column and pelvis and other very serious injuries.

1926Begins to paint during her convalescence.

1928Meets Diego Rivera through her friend Tina Modotti in political meetings for the Communist Party, an organization that several of her Cachucha friends had joined and which Frida would formally join. Diego had been an activist since 1922.

1929 Marries Diego Rivera. The couple would live in Casa Azul, Frida's childhood home.

1930Suffers her first miscarriage. In November of this year they move to San Francisco for Diego Rivera's work.

1939Frida divorces Diego Rivera, to marry him again a year later.

1948Joins the Communist Party again as a result of her faith in the Revolution and in social improvements.

1950Remains hospitalized in the English Hospital for one year.

Casa Azul [The Blue House]

1953Frida's right leg is amputated due to the threat of gangrene.

1954Dies on July 13th in Casa Azul.

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