Frida Kahlo is the most famous Latin-American painter of the 20th century and a fundamental figure in Mexican art. She met Pablo Picasso and André Bretón; she was a friend of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky and of poet Pablo Neruda. She received writers, artists, film directors, doctors, politicians, and photographers at her home. Diego Rivera, the most recognized artist of Mexican mural art and Frida´s husband, described her in this manner: “Your genius is in the painting and in your image. Decidedly, there is no other living painter that can do what you do. You have laid with the whole painter race."