Gertrude Stein

A writer famous for her novels, poetry, and plays

Major Accomplishments

•Gertrude worked with and tutored great writers including Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway.

•She was credited with developing a new style of writing, displayed in her books Three Lives, Tender Button, and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

•Gertrude explored largely untouched topics, namely homosexual themes.


Gertrude moved to Paris in 1903 to live with her brother and collect art. She wrote many different types of literature, including novels, plays, poems and stories. In Paris, Gertrude met Pablo Picasso, who painted her portrait, and Alice Toklas, who became her partner. She coined the term "The Lost Generation" referring to men who had been through WWI.