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Gertrude Stein

(1874-1946)

 

—Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
Gertrude Stein Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 9, 2016
1. Gertrude Stein Marker
Inscription. Experimental American writer whose Paris salon brought together many of the artists and authors who would help define modernism in literature and art
 
Erected 2014 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Location. 37° 45.593′ N, 122° 26.09′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Castro Street 0 miles north of 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 565 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry Hay (a few steps from this marker); Harvey Milk (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Harvey Milk (a few steps from this marker); Keith Haring (a few steps from this marker); Christine Jorgensen (within shouting distance of this marker); Sylvester (within shouting distance of this marker); Randy Shilts (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen Ginsberg (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of 20 installed in September 2014, to honor notable LGBTQ persons.
 
Regarding Gertrude Stein.
Gertrude Stein Marker - Wide View Looking North up Castro Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 9, 2016
2. Gertrude Stein Marker - Wide View Looking North up Castro Street
American writer and thinker who spent most of her life in France, well known for her writing, her premier art collection of twentieth century painters like Matisse, Cezanne, and Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec, and the many famous people, artists and writers both, like Hemingway and Wilder, who visited her Paris salon. Her life-long partner, Alice B. Toklas, came to be famous in her own right. Stein’s affirming essay, Miss Furr and Miss Skeene, is one of the first homosexual revelation stories to be published. It contains the word “gay”: over one hundred times, perhaps the first published use of the word “gay” in reference to same-sex relationships and those who have them. - Rainbow Honor Walk
 
Also see . . .  Rainbow Honor Walk Biographies. Biographies of the first 20 honorees, including Gertrude Stein. (Submitted on September 21, 2016.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Gertrude Stein in Paris image. Click for full size.
By World Wide Photos, Inc., 1930
3. Gertrude Stein in Paris
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, full title is Gertrude Stein sitting on a sofa in her Paris studio, with a portrait of her by Pablo Picasso, and other modern art paintings hanging on the wall behind her
<i>Portrait of Gertrude Stein, with American flag as backdrop</i> image. Click for full size.
By Carl Van Vechten, January 4, 1935
4. Portrait of Gertrude Stein, with American flag as backdrop
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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