"Siempre serás mi pequeña Friducha"
Despite the sufferings of ill health, Guillermo Kahlo made pictures that remain a legacy to Mexican art and culture. Like daughter, like father...
by Gregg Thompson
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo shared many things with her father; she had his dark eyes and his powerful intellect, and the inspired restiveness of the one was common to the other. Both daughter and father experienced devastating accidents while young, both suffered from chronic illness afterwards and both were artists.
Frida was Guillermo Kahlo’s third of six daughters, and his favorite. He doted on her as much as his dour and ascetic personality would permit, and especially encouraged his daughter’s vibrant intellectual curiosity. “Frida is the most intelligent of my daughters,” Guillermo once said.