Chronology of the Life of Frida Kahlo

1907 July 6, born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo Calderón in Coyoacán, México, the third of 4 daughters of Matilde Calderón and Guillermo Kahlo.
1913 Frida survived a bout of polio which permanently affected the use of her right leg
1922 Frida was accepted at the National Prep School, where she met Diego Rivera, who was there painting his mural The Creation.
1925 On the 17th of September, Frida was in a street car accident and was critically injured. She began to paint during her convalescence.
1926 Painted some of her first works including portraits of Alicia Galant, her sister Adriana, Miguel N. Lira, and a self-portrait for Alejandro Gómez Arias.
1929 Married Diego Rivera on August 21. She was 21, he was 46.
1933 Painted Mi Falda Colga Allá.
1935 Frida and Diego separated temporarily.
1938 From the 25th of October to the 14th of November, Frida gave her first exhibition en the Julian Levy gallery in New York.
1939 Gave another exhibition in Paris. Sold her painting La Armadura. Divorced Diego.
1940 Frida and Diego re-married. She showed 2 of her paintings, Las Dos Fridas, and La Mesa Herida in an exhibition called 20th Century Mexican Art.
1942 Included a self-portrait in an exhibition called Portraits of the 20th Century, in the same museum.
1943 Began teaching art at the Ministry of Public Education at La Esmerelda.
1944-53 Frida continued to paint. Her exhibitions grew in number and in popularity.
1946 Went to New York for surgury on her spine.
1950 Was hospitalized for 9 months for a recurring spinal problem.
1954 Was hospitalized again in April and May. The 2nd of July she participated in a demonstration against intervention by the U.S. in Guatemala, although suffering from bronchial pneumonia. Frida died during the night on the 13th of July.