Martinez, Mario - This is the website he calls Mars-1. Perhaps that is because his art is out of this world.
Martinez, Soraida - Latino artist of Puerto Rican heritage - known as the creator of "Verdadism", a form of hard-edge abstraction in which paintings are juxtaposed with social commentaries.
Reed, Mark - A Bonsai Tree Artist and interior designer.
Frida Kahlo Links
Self-portrait "The Frame", 1938 -- In 1939 an exhibition took place, organized by André Breton, "Mexique", where Mexican
paintings, sculptures, photographs and objects of popular art were exhibited. Also shown was Frida Kahlo's self portrait, "The Frame" which was acquired by the Louvre, being that it was the first picture of a Mexican artist of this century in entering the museum. Creek was very proud of this honor and often the success of its woman in Paris. The picture and the blue bottom are painted on an aluminum panel. The floral ornaments that frame it and the two birds are painted on crystal and are placed on the picture.
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Their Lives and Ideas, 24 Activities (For Kids series) - biographies, information about Mexico and 24 art activities for elementary through middle school - book by Carol Sabbath (Chicago Review Press, reading level ages 9 & up). The personal and artistic development of both artists is highlighted in this beautifully illustrated book, as well as a history of 20th Century Mexico and a look at Ancient Mexico, giving children a well-rounded look into these legendary Mexican artists.
Books on Frida Kahlo
The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait - The intimate life of artist Frida Kahlo is wonderfully revealed in the illustrated journal she kept during her last 10 years. This passionate and at times surprising record contains the artist's thoughts, poems, and dreams; many reflecting her stormy relationship with her husband, artist Diego Rivera, along with 70 mesmerising watercolour illustrations.
Kahlo - The arresting pictures of Frida Kahlo (1907–54) were in many ways expressions of trauma. Through a near-fatal road accident at the age of 18, failing health, a turbulent marriage, miscarriage and childlessness, she transformed the afflictions into revolutionary art.
Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo - Hailed by readers and critics across the country, this engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality, an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences: her childhood near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution; a devastating accident at age eighteen that left her crippled and unable to bear children; her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and intermittent love affairs with men as diverse as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky; her association with the Communist Party; her absorption in Mexican folklore and culture; and her dramatic love of spectacle.