Gertrude Stein - age: 72

Gertrude Stein

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ABOUT

Modernist writer and art collector who attracted such renowned authors and artists as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso to her Parisian intellectual circle. Her numerous literary works include Three Lives, Tender Buttons, and The Making of Americans.She is famous for the quotation, "A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." She is also credited with popularizing the term, "The Lost Generation."She and James Michener were both acclaimed, Pennsylvania-born authors.

BEFORE FAME

She attended Radcliffe College during the 1890s and experimented with stream-of-consciousness writing, which would develop into an important element of her modernist literary style. She began medical school at Johns Hopkins University but dropped out to move to Europe.

PERSONAL LIFE

Her life partner, Alice Toklas, was the subject of Stein's popular 1933 memoir, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

Famous Quotes
Anyone who marries three girls from St. Louis hasn't learned much.

FUN FACTS

Novelist Gertrude Stein were born on Tuesday, birthstone is Amethyst, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of , it is 29 days until Gertrude Stein next birthday.

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