Frida Kahlo 1907-1954.
1907: On July 6, Magdalena Carmen Frida Calderon is born in Coyoacan, Mexico, the third of Matilde Calderon and Guillermo Kahlo's four daughters.
1913: Frida suffers an attack of poliomyelitis affecting the use of her right leg.
1922: Frida enters the National Preparatory School, where she meets Diego Rivera, who is painting his mural Creation at the school.
1925: On September 17, Frida is seriously injured in a streercar accident. She begins to paint during her convalescence.
1926: Kahlo's earliest paintings include portraits of Alicia Galant, her sister Adriana, Miguel N. Lira, and a self-portrait dedicated to Alejandro Gomez Arias.
1929: On August 21, Kahlo marries Rivera. She is twenty-two years old; he is forty-three.
1930: On November 10 Frida arrives with Rivera in San Francisco.
1931: In San Francisco Kahlo meets Dr. Leo Eloesser, who becomes her lifelong medical adviser.
After a brief trip to Mexico, in November Kahlo and Rivera travel to New York for his retrospective exhibition 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.
Kahlo's mother dies.
1933: Kahlo and Rivera return to New York. She paints My Dress Hangs There(New York) while Rivera paints murals at Rockefeller Center.
On December 20, Frida and Diego sail from New York for Mexico.
1934: Kahlo and Rivera live in adjoining studio-houses built for them by Juan O'Gorman in San Angel.
Rivera begins an affair with Cristina Kahlo, Frida's sister.
1935: Kahlo and Rivera separate. Kahlo temporarily takes an apartment in Mexico City, then in July travels to New York. When she returns, the couple reconciles.
1937: On January 9, Leon Trotsky and his wife, Natalia Sedova, arrive in Mexico and live at the Casa Azul.
1938: French surrealist André Breton visits Mexico and meets Frida. American Collector and film actor Edward G. Robinson purchases four works, her first significant sale.
From October 25 to November 14, Kahlo's first one-person exhibition is held at the Julian Levy Gallery in New York.
1939: Kahlo travels to Paris in January for Mexique, an exhibition organized by André Breton which features her paintings. The Louvre purchases her self-portrait The Frame.
Kahlo returns home in April, and in the fall she and Rivera begin divorce proceedings, which are finalized in November.
1940: In January The Two Fridas and The Wounded Table are exhibited in the International Surrealism Exhibition organized by the Gallery of Mexican Art.
Frida goes to San Francisco fro further medical treatment from Dr. Eloesser. She shows her work in the San Francisco Golden Gate International Exhibition. The Two Fridas is shown in New York at the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition Twenty Centuries of Mexican Art.
On December 8 in San francisco, Kahlo remarries Diego Rivera.
1941: Guillermo Kahlo dies.
Kahlo returns to the family home in Coyoacán to live.
1942: Rivera begins building Anahuacalli, his anthropological museum.
Kahlos Sel-Portrait with Braid is included in the exhibition Twentieth-Century Portraits at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
1943: A Kahlo painting is exhibited in a 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 Philadelphia Museum of Art and is shown in Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century Gallery in New York.
Kahlo begins teaching at the Ministry of Public Education's School of Painting and Sculpture, La Esmeralda.
1946: Kahlo paints The Wounded Deer and Tree of Hope, Stand Fast. She goes to New York for surgery of her spine.
1947: Self-Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego in My Thoughts) is exhibited in Forty-five Self-Portraits by Mexican Painters, from the XVIII to the XX Centuries at the National Institute of Fine Arts.
1949: Kahlo writes the essay "Portrait of Diego" and paints Diego and I and The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth(Mexico), Me, Diego, and Mr. Xólotl, which is exhibited at the inaugural exhibition of the Salon de la Plástica Mexicana.
1950: Kahlo is hospitalized for nine months because of recurring spinal problems.
1951: Kahlo paints Self-Portrait with Portrait of Dr. Juan Farril, several still-lifes, and portrait of My Father.
1953: From April 13 to 27, Kahlo's only individual exhibition in Mexico is held at the Galería de Arte Contemporáneo.
In July her right leg is amputated below the knee because of gangrene.
1954: Frida is hospitalized in April and May. On July 2, convalescing from bronchial pneumonia, she takes part in a demostration protesting U.S. 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, in contradiction to his espressed wish that he be cremated and his ashes commingled with those of Frida.
1958: On July 30, the Caza Azul is opened to the public as the Frida Kahlo Museum.