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Pierre Tal-Coat exhibited in Paris during the 1930s with a group called Forces Nouvelles. He made several portraits of Stein, one of which earned him the highly coveted Paul Guillaume Prize in 1936. “I sit and he sits and we do not talk together,” Stein wrote about posing for the portrait. “I look out over the roofs and sit not very comfortably and he draws to get acquainted with my portrait. It is interesting me to do it again. Yes again.” Although Tal-Coat never caught on in America, he made an enduring mark on the visual arts in France. There, he is best remembered for the paintings he created in abstract modes from the 1940s on.