Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

Death: 27th July 1946
Location: Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France. Plot: Division 94
Cause of death: Stomach Cancer
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American-Jewish writer, poet and art collector who spent most of her life in France. Much of Gertrude Stein's fame derives from a private modern art gallery she assembled, from 1904 to 1913, with her brother Leo Stein.
During the 1920s, her Paris salon at 27 Rue de Fleurus, with walls covered by avant-garde paintings, attracted many of the great writers of the time, including Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Thornton Wilder, and Sherwood Anderson
In 1933, Stein published a kind of memoir of her Paris years, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, written in the voice of Toklas, her partner. The book became a literary bestseller and vaulted Stein from the relative obscurity of cult literary figure into the light of mainstream attention.