Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Wife of the Master Mural Painter Gleefully Dabbles in Works of Art

This headline from an old newspaper article about Diego Rivera definitely got my attention. Frida, displayed as the dutiful wife in her apron does not look gleeful! Actually I’m sure when the reporter left the apron came off.

How times ‘slowly’ change for women artists. Tucked away under her husbands fame, Frida stated during the interview ” No, I didn’t study with Diego. I didn’t study with anyone. I just started to paint.”

And then with her undeniable charm, “Of course, she explains, “he does pretty well for a little boy, but it is I who am the big artist.”

Her sense of self confidence is to be admired. And here all these years later, it is Frida’s name that is best known.

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