Collection of Material about Gertrude Stein Plaque Ceremonies at Bilignin, France, 1985

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Collection of Material about Gertrude Stein Plaque Ceremonies at Bilignin, France, 1985

Collection of Material about Gertrude Stein Plaque Ceremonies at Bilignin, France, 1985

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) moved to Paris and established a salon with her brother Leo. She became a writer, worked with the American Fund for French wounded, and was a famous hostess. The collection consists of materials related to the placing of a plaque at Bilignin, France at the villa where Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas spent the summers from 1929-1943.

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Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946

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Gertrude Stein (b. February 3, 1874, Allegheny, PA-d. July 27, 1946, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. She moved to Paris and acquired a love for modern painting. Stein began building a personal collection of major artists, many of whom became her friends and formed the core of her regular salons. In 1907, as Stein was struggling to establish herself as a writer, she met Alice Babette Toklas, a fellow American who had come to P...