PublicationsSeeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories
Gertrude Stein is justly famous for her modernist writings and her patronage of avant-garde painters (most notably Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso) in Paris before World War I. Seeing Gertrude Stein illuminates less familiar aspects of her life. Wanda M. Corn and Tirza True Latimer analyze the portraits for which Stein posed, the domestic settings she created with Alice B. Toklas, her partner, and the signature styles of dress the two women adopted. Lavishly illustrated with images in a range of media, this pathbreaking study shows Stein’s life on a human scale while tracing her influence on a wide variety of artists of her own and subsequent generations.