Nontraditional, controversial, rebellious, and politically volatile, the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are remembered for their provocative paintings as well as for their deep love for each other. Their marriage was one of the most tumultuous and infamous in history-filled with passion, pain, betrayal, revolution, and, above all, art that helped define the twentieth century. Catherine Reef's inspiring and insightful dual biography features numerous archival photos and full-colour reproductions of both artists' work. It includes endnotes, bibliography, and timeline.
Catherine Reef is the award-winning author of many nonfiction books for young people, including the biographies Ernest Hemingway, E.E. Cummings, Jane Austen, and most recently, The Bront Sisters, which the New York Times described as "beautifully written . . . with rich and evocative language." She lives in College Park, Maryland.