Podcast #144 – Celia Stahr

This week we interview Celia Stahr, author of Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist (St. Martin’s Press, March 2020). This biography of celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s formative time during the early 1930s in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York, received many positive reviews in publications such as The New York Times, Art in America, and Booklist. Stahr teaches art history at the University of San Francisco, where she specializes in modern, contemporary, and African art. She is particularly interested in artists who cross cultural boundaries. Stahr will be interviewed by fellow biographer and BIO member Lisa Napoli.