Short Biography of GERTRUDE STEIN, GRETA GERWIG, HANNAH HERBST, | 200 Words | in English
Biography of GERTRUDE STEIN in Short
In the early 1900s, writers and artists from all over the world were flocking to Paris. They painted gloomy pictures of rain slicked streets, composed romantic poems by the river Seine, and wrote novels recording their escapades
At the centre of it all was Gertrude.
She’d been born in America, but grew up travelling between countries with her parents When they finally settled in California, Gertrude found school unchallenging and spent most of her time reading.
Eventually she went on to study medicine at university. It didn’t go well. Medicine at the time was dominated by men and Gertrude was always getting into arguments with men who thought they knew better than her. Discouraged, she quit without earning her degree, and moved to Paris to be with her brother.
The two of them collected art together. They filled the house they shared with oil paintings and sculptures. By 1906, their art collection featured pieces that would go on to become some of the most famous in the world, including paintings by Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso. Those painters also became some of Gertrude’s closest friends.
Every Saturday night, her house would fill with poets, artists, and writers all keen to gather around Gertrude to ask her advice, soak up her wisdom, and hear her stories. From Hemingway to Picasso, Fitzgerald to Matisse, everyone wanted to spend Saturdays at 27 rue de Fleurus, celebrating life, art, and the thrill of being around creative people.
Gertrude also wrote and she did it like no one else. Some people thought it was nonsense, but other people thought her work was the most beautiful thing they’d ever read.
In Tender Buttons, she wrote: ‘Asparagus in a lean in a lean to hot. This makes it art and it is wet wet weather wet weather wet.
By gathering struggling artists under her wing and pushing the limits of language, Gertrude single handedly helped drag art into the twentieth century.
Biography of GRETA GERWIG in Short
Growing up at a Catholic school in Sacramento, California. Greta always felt like everything was happening somewhere else. She danced ballet and fenced, though acting was always her real passion. Wearing red converse shoes and glasses while playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, she dreamed of moving to New York to become an actress.
Unfortunately, the acting schools she applied for didn’t accept her. Still, she moved to New York and studied English and Philosophy At least she was escaping Sacramento for somewhere more exciting.
She found a way to make films, too. Instead of auditioning for parts in big movies, Greta made her own with her friends. The films all had certain things in common: they were filmed on cheap cameras, mostly improvised, and generally just leatured people talking to each other.
They got Greta noticed, and she went on to be cast in bigger and bigger productions.
As she rose to fame, Greta began missing the grand old houses, tree lined avenues, and winding rivers of her hometown. She wanted to go.
back and she wanted to make a film there. Not just star in one, but white it and direct it.
Greta did make her own film about a girl at a Catholic school in Sacramento. The film was called Lady Bird, and followed a teenager who dyes her hair pink, changes her name and spends her days dreaming of escaping her sleepy town for a big city.
Over a year later, at 5.22 in the morning Greta woke up, made coffee, and checked her phone, Lady Bint had been nominated for an Oscar. In over ninety years of Academy Awards Greta was only the fifth woman to ever be nominated for the award. She cried. laughed, and shouted. Hopefully, she thinks, it will inspire a new generation of young women to get out and make their own films.
Biography of HANNAH HERBST in Short
One day, Hannah received a letter from her nine-year-old penpal, Ruth, who lived in Ethiopia, on the east coast of Africa. Ruth wrote about how her family struggled without electricity or clean drinking water. Hannah lived in Florida America, and she couldn’t imagine life without water running from the taps and lights on at night She wanted to help.
She had been interested in science ever since going to an engineering camp when she was eleven. At the camp, she’d realized she was the only girl. It made her feel nervous and lonely, but the thrill of programming robots convinced her to stay.
Hannah wanted to channel her passion for science into doing something that might help Ruth. She created plans for a small machine called BEACON, which stands for Bringing Electricity Access to Countries through Ocean Energy The device would float in a body of water and use the movement of the waves to generate electricity, which could then be used to clean water and power homes.
Her first model kept breaking, over and over. It frustrated Hannah but she didn’t give up, just learned from every failure and carried on making tweaks until her idea became reality.
The invention won her the title of America’s Top Young Scientist. She was only fourteen. Prize money and time with a leading scientist meant she could continue improving the design of her machine. She was flown to Switzerland, where Hannah tested newer versions of BEACON on glassy green lakes. She even visited the White House to discuss her views on how we can best help those in need.
At sixteen, Hannah enrolled at Florida Atlantic University to study computer engineering. She’s still at work on BEACON. When it’s ready, she’s not going to sell it, but open source it, which will mean that people all around the world, including Ruth, can build it for free using her plans.