The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Study Guide Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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We learn that during Stein's last two years at medical school, her brother was living abroad in Italy, where he heard of a painter called Cezanne, through a friend named Charles Loeser. They both went to the home of Ambroise Vollard, a Parisian art dealer. Vollard, according to Toklas, lisped and had a striking physical presence. His shop was on the Rue Lafitte. Further up, in Rue Victor Masse, Mademoiselle Weill, who also sold art and general bric-a-brac, owned a shop. Toklas describes several other shops in the area.

Stein's first visit to Vollard's gallery makes a lasting impression on Stein. It did not look like a typical art gallery, for there were several canvases turned to the wall, and a pile of canvases stacked upon one another in the corner. They ask to view the works by Cezanne. The relationship between Vollard and Cezanne prompts Stein...

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