Born July 7, 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico, Frida Kahlo is known for her surrealist artwork. Her mother was Mexican and of Native American and Spanish descent, while her father is German and of Hungarian descent. When Kahlo was a child, she suffered a slight limp as a physical side effect of polio, which followed her throughout the rest of her life. She would also assist her father, who was photographer, in his studio, obtain an eye for detail. As a young adult, she initially intended on studying medicine, but was still involved is art, helping to create a mural in her school auditorium. Kahlo was involved in a serious bus accident in 1925, resulting in over 30 surgical operations throughout her life. While recovering in a full- body cast, Kahlo taught herself how to paint and studied artwork.