“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” - FridaKhalo
Her work was often categorized as Surrealist; however, it was not derived from her dreams or subconsious mind in the usual Surrealist fashion. The majority of her art was almost always grimly biographical. We're talking about Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon or as you probably know her, Frida Kahlo.
Born on July 6, 1907 in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico to Guillermo Kahlo and Matilde Calderon y Gonzalez, Frida had a rocky childhood. Contracting polio at 6 years old, her right leg turned noticeably thinner than the left one, which made her a target of bullies. It also made her the favorite child where her father was concerned.