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1907
On July 6, Magdelena Carmen Frida Kahlo Calderón is born in Coyoacá, Mexico, the third of Matilde Calderón and Guillermo Kahlo's four daughters.
1913
Frida suffers an attack of Poliolyelitis, permanently affecting the use of her right leg.
1922
Frida enters the National Prepatory School, Where she Meets Diego Rivera.
1925
On September 17, Frida is Seriously Injured in a Streetcar Accident. She Begins to paint during her convalescence.
1926
Frida Kahlo's earliest paintings include Portraits of Alicia Galant, her Sister Adriana, Miguel N. Lina, and a Self Portrait dedicated to Alejandria Gomez Arias.
1929
On August 21, Frida Kahlo Marries Diego Rivera. She is 22 years old, he is 43.
1930
On Nevember 10, Frida arrives with Rivera in San Francisco
1931
In San Francisco Frida meets Dr. Leo Eloesser, who becomes her lifetime Medical advisor.

After a brief trip to Mexico in November, Frida and diego travel to New York for his retrospective exbition at the Museum of Modern Art.

1932
In Detroit for Diego's work on murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Frida is Hospitalized because of severe hemorrhaging.

Frida's Mother Dies

1933
Frida and Diego live in adjoining studio houses built for them by Juan O'Gorman in San Angel

Diego begins an affair with Christina Kahlo, Frida's Sister.

1935
Frida and Diego seperate.Frida temporarily takes an apartment in Mexico City, then in July travels to New Yourk. When she returns, the couple reconciles
1937
On January 9, Leon Trotsky and his wife, Natalia Sedova, arrive in Mexico and stay at the Casa Azul
1938
French surrealist Andre Breton visits mexico and meets Frida. American Collector and film actor Edward G. Robinson purchases 4 works, her first significant sale.

From October 25 to November 14, Frida's first one person exhibition is held at the Julian Levy Gallery in New York.

1939
Frida travels to Paris in January for Mexique, an exhibition arranged by Andre Breton which features her paintings. The Lovre purchases her self portrait The Frame

Frida returns home in April, and in the Fall she and Diego begin Divorce proceedings, which are finalized in November.

1940
In January The Two Fridas and The Wounded Deer are exhibited in the International Surrealism exhibition arranged by the Gallery of Mexico City

Frida Goes to San Francisco for further medical treatments from Dr. Eloesser. She shows her work in "The San Francisco Golden Gate International Exposition." The Two Fridas is shown in New York at the Museum of Modern arts exhibition "Twenty Centuries on Mexican Art."

On December 10 in San Francisco Frida remarries Diego

1941
Frida's father dies

Frida returns to the family home in Coyoacan to live

1942
Rivera begins building Anahuacalli, his anthropological museum.

Frida's "Self Portrait with Braid" is included in the exhibition "20th Century Portraits" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

1943
A Frida Kahlo Painting is exhibited in a group show "A century of the Portrait in Mexico (1830-1942)" at the Benjamin Franklin Library, Mexico City. Her work is included in "Mexican Art Today" at the Philidelphia Museum of Art and is shown in Peggy Guggenheim's "Art of This Century" Gallery in New York

Frida begins teaching at the Ministry on Public Education's School of Painting and Sculpture, La Esmeralda

1946
Frida paints The Wounded Deer and Tree of Hope, Stand Firm. She goes to New York for surgery on her spine
1947
Self Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego in My thoughts) is Exhibited in "45 Self Portraits by Mexican Painters from the XVIII the the XX centuries" at the National Institute of Fine Arts.
1949
Frida Writes the Essay "Portrait of Diego," and she Paints Diego and I and The Love Embrace of the Universe which is exibited at the inaugural exhibition of the salon de la Plastica Mexicana
1950
Frida is hospitalized for 9 months because of reaccuring spinal problems
1951
Frida paints Self Portrait with Portrait of Dr. Juan Farill, several still lifes, and Portrait of my Father
1953
From April 13-27, Frida's only individual exibition in Mexico is held at the Galauna de Arte Contemporaneo

In July, her right leg is amputated below the nkee because of gangrene

1954
Frida is hospitalized in April and May. On July 2, convalescing from bronchial pneumonia, she takes part in a demonstration protesting US intervention in Guatemala. On the night of July 13, she dies.
1957
On November 24, Diego Rivera dies in his San Angel Studio. He is buried in the rotunda of Famous Men in Mexico City, depite his expressed wished to be creamated and his ashed comingled with Frida's.
1958
On July 30, the Casa Azul is Opened to the public as the Frida Kahlo Museum.
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