“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Gertrude Stein (American Author)
Date of Birth:
February 3, 1874
Date of Death:
July 27, 1946
Gertrude Stein 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 primary relationships, the first with her brother Leo Stein, from 1874-1914 , and the second with Alice B. Toklas, from 1907 until Stein's death in 1946 . Stein shared her salon at 27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, first with Leo and then with Alice. Throughout her lifetime, Stein cultivated significant tertiary relationships with well-known members of the avant garde artistic and literary world of her time.