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Leo (Daniel) Stein - Biography, Publications

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Art collector and critic, born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA. The brother of Gertrude Stein, he studied at Harvard (1892–4) and Johns Hopkins (1897), and then moved to Paris (1902). Gertrude lived with him (from 1903), and they began collecting paintings by such contemporary artists as Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso. By 1912 they parted company and he returned to America to work as a journalist, and then he settled near Florence, Italy (1921), with his wife. His writings include Appreciation: Painting, Poetry, and Prose (1947), and he is remembered as an influential promoter of 20th-c paintings.

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