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Portraits of The Baby And Young Frida Kahlo Taken by Her Father Guillermo

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Guillermo Kahlo and Matilde Calderón

Guillermo Kahlo and Matilde Calderón

 

Frida Kahlo’s (1907 – 1954)  father Guillermo Kahlo took these atmospheric pictures of his daughter from the 1910s to 1930s.

Kahlo is the Mexican painter who is best known for her eyebrow-heavy self-portraits of intense colour and essential femininity.

Guillermo was born in Germany in 1872 to Jewish Romanian immigrants. Wilhelm. Aged 19, Wilhelm Kahlo, changing his name to Guillermo and left for Mexico. There he became a photographer.

Guillermo Kahlo died in 1941, at the age of 69. Frida wrote in her diary: “…although he was a sick man he was an immense example to me of tenderness, of work… and above all of understanding for all my problems.”

 

Frida Kahlo at age 2, c.1909

Frida Kahlo at age 2, c.1909

 

Frida Kahlo at age 4, 1911

Frida Kahlo at age 4, 1911

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Frida Kahlo at age 5, 1912

Frida Kahlo at age 5, 1912

 

 

Frida Kahlo at age 6, 1913

Frida Kahlo at age 6, 1913

 

Frida (far right) age 12, with sister Cristina (L) and best friend, Isabel Campos (C), 1919

Frida (far right) age 12, with sister Cristina (L) and best friend, Isabel Campos (C), 1919

 

Frida Kahlo in drag, with sisters Adriana and Christina and cousins Carmen and Carlos Verasa, 1926

Frida Kahlo in drag, with sisters Adriana and Christina and cousins Carmen and Carlos Verasa, 1926

 

Frida at 18 years old, 1926

Frida at 18 years old, 1926

 

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Frida Kahlo, 1929

Frida Kahlo, 1929

 

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Frida Kahlo, 1930

Frida Kahlo, 1930

 

Frida Kahlo, 1932

Frida Kahlo, 1932

 

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