Frida Kahlo de Rivera was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón. She was was a mexican painter and was best known for her self-portraits.
When Frida Kahlo turned six she developed polio which caused her right leg to appear much thinner than the other. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. These novely socks show Frida Kahlo as one of her self portraits.
Mexican cultural tradition are important in her work. Her work has also been described as "surrealist". Kahlo had a volatile marriage with the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera
She suffered lifelong health problems which some were from a traffic accident when she was a teen. Some of these issues she painted about in her slef portraits. She said, "I paint myself because I am the subject I know best." She also said, "I was born a bitch. I was born a painter."