Her father encouraged her interest in art, photography and archaeology; her mother was not so well educated, and also very religious. At the age of 6, Frida suffered an attack of poliomyelitis, which left her with a deformed leg, although exercise and determination helped her to make a good recovery. At 14, she enrolled into one of Mexico's best schools hoping to forge a career in medicine; however, on September 17, , she suffered serious injury in a traffic accident in Mexico City, breaking her spinal column and pelvis in three places, as well as her collar bone and two ribs. Her right leg, already deformed by polio, was shattered and fractured in 11 places and her right foot was dislocated.
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Frida Kahlo is considered one of Mexico's, if not the world's, greatest painters. She's inspired generations of female artists and is a feminist icon. She was married to painter Diego Rivera. Kahlo grew up in Mexico City with her three sisters and her parents. At age 6 she contracted polio.
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She grew up in the family's home where was later referred to as the Blue House or Casa Azul. Her father is a German descendant and photographer. He immigrated to Mexico where he met and married her mother Matilde.
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