Frida & Diego (Hardcover)

Art, Love, Life

By Catherine Reef

Clarion Books, 9780547821849, 176pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

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-color reproductions of both artists' work. Endnotes, bibliography, timeline.



About the Author

Catherine Reef is the author of more than 40 nonfiction books, including many highly acclaimed biographies for young people. She lives in College Park, Maryland. Visit her online at catherinereef.com.



Praise For Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life

a JLG selection

"An ingenuous way to present the two artists to a young adult reader."
The New York Times

* "A handsome biography that is both engaging and enlightening."
—Booklist, starred review

* "Compelling reading for art lovers."
—Kirkus, starred review

* "A well-rounded treatment of two giants of 20th-century art, this volume tracks the separate and combined trajectories of its subjects’ lives and careers and allows for comparisons and contrasts."

School Library Journal, starred review
 

"Reef tackles the unconventional love story head-on, with a candor that pulls no punches with its youth audience."
Bulletin