October 25 Birthday: PARIS IN THE SPRING WITH PICASSO
October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973
PARIS IN THE SPRING WITH PICASSO
by Joan Yolleck
Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
This evocative portrait of the artists that made Paris tick in the early
20th century is a perfect introduction to the world of contemporary
art and literature . . . and to Paris!
On any day of the week,
if you cross Paris’s Luxembourg Gardens, you will come to a cobbled
street called rue de Fleurus. Follow it to number 27, and you will
arrive at Gertrude Stein’s home. Inside, she and her friend Alice B.
Toklas are getting ready for their soiree with Pablo Picasso, Max
Jacob, and some other friends. While they are tidying, Pablo is at his
easel, working on a painting. His brilliant black eyes never leave the
canvas. And what is Max doing? Well, he is completely absorbed in a
poem he is writing.