Tuesday, March 9, 2010

GERTRUDE STEIN


Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein
I discovered today an interesting website on the life and work of Gertrude Stein, and I thought to share it with you. Gertrude was not an artist, but she was an artist at soul and through her art collections supported many artists at the beginning of their career, including the one who was to become a friend for life - Pablo Picasso.
She lived between 1874 and 1946 and was an American writer who spent most of her life in France, and who became a catalyst in the development of modern art and literature. Her life was marked by two relationships, the first with her brother Leo Stein, and the second with her partner Alice B. Toklas. Gertrude and Leo's home at 27 rue de Fleurus became a meeting point for all the literary and artistic avantgarde of the moment. Alice and Gertrude lived almost 40 years together till the death of Gertrude Stein in 1946.

http://ellensplace.net/gstein1.html

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