“Portrait of Eva Frederick, born in New York, painted by Frida Kahlo,”
“During his stay in San Francisco, from November 1930 to June 1931, Frida painted portraits of friends and acquaintances. Some descriptions of this picture say that the subject of this portrait was just a model posing for a picture and we know nothing about it. Others say that Eva Frederick was a professional model who had posed for Rivera in Mexico and other artists and photographers. They believe that the portrait was begun in Mexico and finished in San Francisco.
The legend at the top of the painting reads: “Portrait of Eva Frederick, born in New York, painted by Frieda Kahlo . “
The same year, Frida also drawing a sketch of a nude Eva Frederick.”
“During her stay in San Francisco from November 1930 to June 1931, Frida Kahlo painted a number of portraits of friends and acquaintances. Although we know nothing more than Eva Frederick’s name today, it is not difficult to deduce that Frida Kahlo must have felt great sympathy for her sincere and intelligent sitter.”
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