Frida Kahlo’s “Portrait of My Father,” 1951

Frida Kahlo’s father, Guillermo Kahlo (1871–1941), was born Carl Wilhelm Kahlo in Pforzheim, Germany, the son of Jakob Heinrich Kahlo and Henriette Kaufmann.

Dearest Daddy,

If you knew the pleasure getting your little letter gave me, you’d write to me every day, because you can’t imagine how happy it made me… 

… Your daughter who adores you,


San Francisco, November 21, 1930

Frida, photographed in 1932 by her father, Guillermo Kahlo.


“Dearest Frieducha!”: The Letters of Guillermo Kahlo to His Daughter Frida



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