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Frida In America

Frida In America

Macmillan Publishers

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The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo adored adventure. In November 1930, she was thrilled to realize her dream of traveling to the United States to live in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York. Still, leaving her family and her country for the first time was monumental.

Only twenty-three and newly married to the already world-famous forty- three-year-old Diego Rivera, she was at a crossroads in her life and this new place, one filled with magnificent beauty, horrific poverty, racial tension, anti-Semitism, ethnic diversity, bland Midwestern food, and a thriving music scene, pushed Frida in unexpected directions. Shifts in her style of painting began to appear, cracks in her marriage widened, and tragedy struck, twice while she was living in Detroit.

Frida in America is the first in-depth biography of these formative years spent in Gringolandia, a place Frida couldn’t always understand. However, it’s precisely her feelings of being a stranger in a strange land that fueled her creative passions and an even stronger sense of Mexican identity. With vivid detail, Frida in America recreates the pivotal journey that made Señora Rivera the world famous Frida Kahlo.

  • Product Type: Biography, Hardcover, with dust jacket
  • 400 pages, with 18 illustrations
  • Published in 2020
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.7 × 6.5 × 1.6 inches  (24.6 × 16.5 × 4.1 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 lb (20.8 oz; 590 g)
  • SKU010009240 | 9781250113382

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Frida Kahlo in 1932

About the Artist

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (1907 — 1954) was a Mexican painter best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly colored self-portraits that deal with such themes as identity, the human body, and death. Although she denied the connection, she is often identified as a Surrealist. In addition to her work, Kahlo was known for her tumultuous relationship with muralist Diego Rivera (married 1929, divorced 1939, remarried 1940).

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