Though her work was often overlooked during her lifetime, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is now ranked among the great masters of the twentieth century. Kahlo first began to paint brilliantly colored, highly stylized works while recovering from a traffic accident. Encouraged by her muralist husband Diego Rivera, she produced more than 200 paintings that speak directly to contemporary feminist issues. Her paintings, with their often diminutive size and inexpensive materials, also reflected Mexican folk art, which found its expression through whatever means were at hand. This volume chronicles Kahlo’s life and work with archival photographs and full-color reproductions of her greatest paintings. Over 100 illustrations.