Irving Stone
Date of Birth
Jul 14, 1903


Distinguished and internationally read author Irving Stone penned many biographical novels over his long career. Before becoming a full-time writer, Stone studied political science and economics on teaching fellowships at U.S.C. and Berkeley. He was inspired to write his fictionalized biographies during a visit to Paris in 1926. There he saw an exhibit of Van Gogh's masterpieces and was so deeply...