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Q&A: Artist with Spinal Cord Injury

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Q: What influential artist began painting while in rehab following a spinal cord injury?

A: Frida Kahlo

At age 18, Frida Kahlo was injured in a bus accident in her hometown of Mexico City. Her spinal column, along with her collarbone, ribs, and pelvis, were broken in the accident. For a month following, she remained in bed. Bored, she began to paint, the first step toward becoming one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

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Frida Kahlo self portrait

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