Skip to content

February 3, 1874

“Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” Gertrude Siein

Gertrude Stein American novelist was born.

Gertrude Stein was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903 and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.

Gertrude Stein – Novelist – Associated Links:

 

DP220028

The famous writer and expatriate Gertrude Stein were among the first Americans to respond enthusiastically to European avant-garde art. She held weekly salons in her Paris apartment populated by European and American artists and writers. For Picasso, Stein’s early patronage and friendship was critical to his success. He painted this portrait of her between 1905 and 1906 at the end of his so-called “Rose Period.” He reduces her body to simple masses—a foreshadowing of his adoption of Cubism—and portrays her face like a mask with heavy-lidded eyes, reflecting his recent encounter with Iberian sculpture.                                Link to Photo Credit: Gertrude Stein

 

 

 

 

 

 

%d bloggers like this: