Gertrude Stein, novelist, poet and avid art collector, ‘modestly’ commented that without her, some of the artists and writers that she promoted might not have emerged as they did to take over the art world, e.g., Matisse and Picasso. Gertrude coined the phrase “lost generation” to describe Hemingway and his circle. It was a time of assault on all the arts. With her brothers and life partner Alice B Toklas, she lived in Paris during the early movement of progressive art, stubbornly acquiring works that the general population found wildly odd. This is an in depth look at the author who wrote: a rose is a rose is a rose
, the enigmatic Gertrude.