Gertrude Stein was an American novelist, poet, journalist and art collector.
Born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1874, Gertrude Stein graduated from Radcliffe College with a bachelor’s degree in arts. She later went on to study medicine at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Medical School but then she lost interest, and left.
1903, Gertrude Stein moved to Paris, France, to be with her brother, Leo, where they began collecting Post-Impressionist paintings, thereby helping several leading artists such as Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. She and Leo established a famous literary and artistic salon at 27 rue de Fleurus.
Best known for her modernist writings, extensive art collecting and literary salon in 1920s Paris, Gertrude Stein died in 1946, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.