Hayden Herrera (née Philips; born November 20, 1940) is an American author and historian. Her book Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo was turned into a movie in 2002 and Herrera's biography Arshile Gorky: His Life and Work was named a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.
Early life and education
Herrera was born on November 20, 1940 to parents Elizabeth and John Phillips and grandfather William Phillips. Growing up in Vermont, she attended North Country School and The Putney School before enrolling at Radcliffe College. After leaving Radcliffe to pursue painting, she married Harvard University alumni Phillip Herrera in 1961. She returned to schooling and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College in 1964 and her Master's degree from Hunter College.
While pursuing her PhD at City University of New York, Herrera travelled to Mexico City with friends wh…Read more on Wikipedia