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Gertrude Stein & Alice B.Toklas

In 1908, Alice B.Toklas handles Gertrude Steins secretarial work and makes sure the existence and work of her mentor is perfectly handled and organized. Both women rapidly become an official couple while Gertrude Stein gains a stronger aura thanks to her close connections with the Parisian artistic avant-garde and her fellow American writers such as Ernest Hemingway she advises when her book The Autobiography of Alice Toklas that tells the story of Gertrude Stein through the eyes of Alice is an important success. When World War II begins, homosexual and jewish, Gertrude Stein and Alice B.Toklas have to escape from Paris but, protected by the writer Bernard Fay who collaborates with the Nazis, they find their Parisian apartment and their whole art collection intact at the end of the war. Having spent her entire existence in the shadow of the theatrical personality of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas remained faithful to her lover until her own death, dying in extreme poverty, refusing to sell any art piece Gertrude Stein had left her.

Tags / Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas - Muses - Lovers - Art - Literature - 1930s
Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas in Venice in 1908 by Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, Inc
Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas in Venice in 1908 by Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, Inc
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1933
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1933
Carl Mydans, Liberation of Gertrude Stein. Author Gertrude Stein walking with Alice B. Toklas and their dog. Septembre 1944, Culoz
Carl Mydans, Liberation of Gertrude Stein. Author Gertrude Stein walking with Alice B. Toklas and their dog. Septembre 1944, Culoz
Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas, 1930's
Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas, 1930's
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Aix-les-Bains, France, c.1927
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Aix-les-Bains, France, c.1927
Horst P.Horst, Portrait of Gertrude Stein at Balmain Fashion Show , 1946
Horst P.Horst, Portrait of Gertrude Stein at Balmain Fashion Show , 1946
Cecil Beaton, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in wallpapered room, 1938
Cecil Beaton, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in wallpapered room, 1938
Horst P.Horst, Portrait of Gertrude Stein Wearing Balmain Suit, 1946
Horst P.Horst, Portrait of Gertrude Stein Wearing Balmain Suit, 1946
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, 1934
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, 1934
Gertrude Stein avec Alice B. Toklas & James Lord
Gertrude Stein avec Alice B. Toklas & James Lord
A love letter from Gertrude Stein to Alice B. Toklas
A love letter from Gertrude Stein to Alice B. Toklas
Cecil Beaton, Portrait of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, 1936
Cecil Beaton, Portrait of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, 1936
Man Ray, Portrait of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, 1922
Man Ray, Portrait of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, 1922
Cecil Beaton, Portrait of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, 1936 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Cecil Beaton, Portrait of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, 1936 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Man Ray, Portrait of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, 1922
Man Ray, Portrait of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, 1922
Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein looking over the score for Four Saints in Three Acts, ca. 1929
Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein looking over the score for Four Saints in Three Acts, ca. 1929
Gertrude Stein in France with her longtime friend Bernard Faÿ, 1940's
Gertrude Stein in France with her longtime friend Bernard Faÿ, 1940's
Man Ray, Gertrude Stein posing for Jo Davidson, 1922
Man Ray, Gertrude Stein posing for Jo Davidson, 1922
Félix Edouard Vallotton, Gertrude Stein, 1907, oil on canvas. Courtesy of The Baltimore Museum of Art
Félix Edouard Vallotton, Gertrude Stein, 1907, oil on canvas. Courtesy of The Baltimore Museum of Art
George Platt Lynes, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Bilignin, 1931
George Platt Lynes, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Bilignin, 1931
Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1903
Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1903
The Steins in the courtyard at 27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, ca. 1905. From left: Leo Stein, Allan Stein, Gertrude Stein, Theresa Ehrman, Sarah Stein, Michael Stein
The Steins in the courtyard at 27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, ca. 1905. From left: Leo Stein, Allan Stein, Gertrude Stein, Theresa Ehrman, Sarah Stein, Michael Stein
Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein with Pepe
Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein with Pepe
Man Ray, Gertrude Stein and Picasso's Portrait, 1922
Man Ray, Gertrude Stein and Picasso's Portrait, 1922
Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas on the terrace at Bikignin, 1930's
Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas on the terrace at Bikignin, 1930's
Carl Van Vechten, Gertrude Stein to Alice B. Toklas, 1932
Carl Van Vechten, Gertrude Stein to Alice B. Toklas, 1932
Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1894
Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1894
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with their Ford truck, “Auntie,”, 1918
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with their Ford truck, “Auntie,”, 1918
Carl Mydans, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, 1944
Carl Mydans, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, 1944
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, 1934
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, 1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of  Alice B. Toklas, Fania Marinoff, Gertrude Stein, May 2, 1935
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Alice B. Toklas, Fania Marinoff, Gertrude Stein, May 2, 1935
Gertrude Stein with Basket I on the terrace of her villa at Bilignin, Ain. France, June 13, 1934
Gertrude Stein with Basket I on the terrace of her villa at Bilignin, Ain. France, June 13, 1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Paris, 1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Paris, 1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Paris, 1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Paris, 1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Paris, 1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Paris, 1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Paris, 1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Paris, 1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Paris, 1935
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Paris, 1935
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein at Bilignin, 1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein at Bilignin, 1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, November 4,1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, November 4,1934
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Fania Marinoff, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas (New York) and Miss Stein's waistcoats, April 23, 1935
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Fania Marinoff, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas (New York) and Miss Stein's waistcoats, April 23, 1935
Carl Mydans, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with their Pet Poodle at Bilignin, 1944
Carl Mydans, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with their Pet Poodle at Bilignin, 1944
Cecil Beaton, Portrait of Gertrude Stein and Alice
Cecil Beaton, Portrait of Gertrude Stein and Alice "Babette" Toklas, 1939 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Gordon Anthony, Portrait of Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners and Gertrude Stein, 1937
Gordon Anthony, Portrait of Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners and Gertrude Stein, 1937
Cecil Beaton, Portrait of Gertrude Stein and Alice
Cecil Beaton, Portrait of Gertrude Stein and Alice "Babette" Toklas, 1936 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Bobsy Goodspeed, Gertrude Stein, Fanny Butcher, Alice Roullier, Alice B. Toklas, Thornton Wilder, 1940's
Bobsy Goodspeed, Gertrude Stein, Fanny Butcher, Alice Roullier, Alice B. Toklas, Thornton Wilder, 1940's
Carl Mydans, Gertrude Stein with her Pet Poodle at Bilignin, 1944
Carl Mydans, Gertrude Stein with her Pet Poodle at Bilignin, 1944
Carl Mydans, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, 1944
Carl Mydans, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, 1944
Alvin Langdon Coburn, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1913
Alvin Langdon Coburn, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1913
Man Ray, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1926
Man Ray, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1926
Man Ray, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1920
Man Ray, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1920
Olga Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, M. and Mme. Georges Maratier and Alice B. Toklas, 1920's
Olga Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, M. and Mme. Georges Maratier and Alice B. Toklas, 1920's
Delar Studio, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1935
Delar Studio, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1935
Marie Laurencin, Portrait of Basket II, oil on canvas, 1930's
Marie Laurencin, Portrait of Basket II, oil on canvas, 1930's
Dora Maar, Portrait of Alice B. Toklas,1952, oil on canvas
Dora Maar, Portrait of Alice B. Toklas,1952, oil on canvas
Francis Picabia, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, undated, oil on canvas
Francis Picabia, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, undated, oil on canvas
Gertrude Stein with Basket II and Marie Laurencin's portrait of Basket II
Gertrude Stein with Basket II and Marie Laurencin's portrait of Basket II
Christian Berad, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1928
Christian Berad, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1928
Gertrude Stein in Luxembourg Garden, Paris, 1906
Gertrude Stein in Luxembourg Garden, Paris, 1906
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with medical staff, 1917
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with medical staff, 1917
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with soldier, Mulhouse, 1919
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with soldier, Mulhouse, 1919
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in Godiva, 1927
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in Godiva, 1927
Gertrude Stein with Alice B. Toklas and Pavel Tchelitchew in the Bugey
Gertrude Stein with Alice B. Toklas and Pavel Tchelitchew in the Bugey
Gertrude Stein in the Luxembourg Gardens with Basket I and Byron, 1930's
Gertrude Stein in the Luxembourg Gardens with Basket I and Byron, 1930's
Man Ray, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1920/ 1922
Man Ray, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1920/ 1922
Thérese Bonney, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1935
Thérese Bonney, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1935
27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, 1910
27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, 1910
27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, 1910
27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, 1910
27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, 1910
27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, 1910
27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, 1910
27 rue de Fleurus, Paris, 1910
Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1930's
Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1930's
Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1938
Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1938
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas on the terrace at Bilignin, 1936
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas on the terrace at Bilignin, 1936
Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1906, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1906, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Horst P. Horst, Self Portrait with Gertrude Stein (Carl Erickson Drawing Gertrude Stein and Horst), Paris, 1946
Horst P. Horst, Self Portrait with Gertrude Stein (Carl Erickson Drawing Gertrude Stein and Horst), Paris, 1946
Cecil Beaton, Portrait of Sir Francis Rose and Gertrude Stein, at Bilignin, 1939 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Cecil Beaton, Portrait of Sir Francis Rose and Gertrude Stein, at Bilignin, 1939 © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London
Paulo and Olga Picasso, Alice B. Toklas, Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein; Bilignin, France, 1930
Paulo and Olga Picasso, Alice B. Toklas, Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein; Bilignin, France, 1930
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Alice B.Toklas, 1930's
Carl Van Vechten, Portrait of Alice B.Toklas, 1930's
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