Frida Kahlo Bibliography


Query From Carolyn J. Eichner 30 Sept 1998

I have a student working on an undergraduate honors thesis on Frida Kahlo. As
a French historian, my knowledge in this area is quite limited. Can anyone suggest work specifically addressing issues of Kahlo and gender, and/or more
generally relevant work regarding early-mid 20th century female artists and questions of gender. I appreciate the guidance.

Responses:

Borsa, Joan "Frida Kahlo: Marginalization and the Critical Female Subject" in the_ British Journal_, Third Text #12 (Autumn 1990) :21-40

Chadwick, Wendy _Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement_ (excellent section on Kahlo)

Elliott, Bridget and JoAnn Wallace, eds. _Women Artists and Writers:Modernist
Impositionings_(Routledge, 1994)

Herrera, Hayden biography of Kahlo

Mulvey, Laura and Peter Wollen, (see also the video) "Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti" in Mulvey's _Visual and Other Pleasures_(Indiana UP, 1989) :81-110

Other Suggestions:

I have an extensive bibliography that I provide my students in my course on 20th-century Women's art, with a large section on gender issues....Have the student contact me: Dr. Karen A. Bearor at kbearor@mailer.fsu.edu or c/o Dept. of Art History, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1151

Stella Clark at California State University, San Marcos has done extensive work on Kahlo and gender. The student can reach her at sclark@mailhost1.csusm.edu

...If interested let me know...I will need to get a book list together for you...
Pat Brown brown@uthscsa.edu