Are your kids familiar with the work of Frida Kahlo? She was a a fiery personality with a colorful body of work perfect for introducing to kids of any age!
Who is Frida Kahlo…
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican born painter known for her colorful, emotional works of art. She lived a tumultuous life with more than her fair share of tragedy and pain, both physical and emotional.
Frida contacted polio at the age of six and was involved in a tragic bus accident that almost took her life when she was a young woman. These two events led to a life of intermittent hospital stays, surgeries, and pain. Frida painted even when in bed and was even known to paint her surgical corsets.
Kahlo was married to Diego Rivera, a fellow Mexican artist. Their marriage was not an easy one. Their dramatic relationship and the pain that ensued is the subject of many of her paintings.
Frida was a strong personality that didn’t care what people thought of her. She had strong political views and was a champion of women’s rights.
Frida Kahlo books for Kids….
Kahlo books for kids are plentiful- yay! So many great resources are out there that will bring Frida Kahlo’s colorful artwork to life! From biographies to children’s stories, to board books you’re sure to find something that’s just right for your kiddo.
Frida Kahlo books for everyone…
Some themes of Kahlo’s artwork and circumstances in her life deal with very adult subject matter. (Adults are like that.) You know your kid’s maturity level and what they are capable of understanding. The books below aren’t meant specifically for kids but some of the info and illustrations are lovely and worth sorting through!
Use what you know….
The books above offer so much great insight into the life and work of Frida Kahlo. Her art work is so full of emotion and meaning. I think you’ll be surprised at how even very young kids will pick up on some of the biggest, deepest themes in her paintings. Talking about what they see can result in some fantastic discussions, both about art and life!
Use the free Frida Kahlo artist study printable to capture some of your student’s insights and learnings as well as a few facts.
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More amazing women artists….
Are you looking to introduce more women artists to your students? Sometimes you may have to dig a little harder to find resources about great women artists but it’s out there and growing all the time!
Do you know the polka dot artist? Her name is Yayoi Kusama and she’s a Japanese artist famous for covering her work in polka dots. SO fun, right? Her body of work spans decades and is brilliant and bold and perfect for relating to even the youngest artist. Check out this Yayoi Kusama booklist and free artist printable!
If more traditional art is your thing check out this Mary Cassatt post. Cassatt is famous for her mother/child portraits. Her work is full of emotion and tenderness that kids will relate to. The Mary Cassatt book list and artist study printable are available here.