Self-taught Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is internationally known for her dramatic, brightly colored, and imaginative works, filled with symbols from indigenous Mexican culture and religion. Her surreal depictions were described by Kahlo as a reflection of her reality, not her dreams. Married to famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera, Kahlo was influenced by both Rivera’s art and their volatile marriage. Among Kahlo’s most loved works are her numerous self-portraits, of which she said, ＂I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.＂The Short Biographies series from Applewood’s Benna Books imprint features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person’s life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist or a memorable trip to a museum.