Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

American Author, Poet, and best known for modernist writings

Major Accomplishments

  1. Memoir of her paris years, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas written in the voice of her life partner. (1933)
  2. 27 rue de Fleurus - The Stein Salon. "Brought together confluences of talent and thinking that would help define modernism in literature and art"
  3. The Stein ménage in Paris was first Museum of Modern Art (Paintings by Pablo Picasso, Renoir, Manet, Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec, and Matisse)

Life In Paris

-Moved to Paris in 1903, wrote libretti, novels, plays, poems, and stories. She met her life long partner and lover in 1907 and day by day wrote the autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

-Was praised by Sherwood Anderson for her work

-Introduced to Mabel Dodge Luhan by Mildred Aldrich in 1911