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Irving Stone

Irving Stone, American author.


  • Stone, Irving was born on July 14, 1903 in San Francisco, California, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University California, 1923. Postgraduate, University California, 1926. Master of Arts, University Southern California, 1924.

      Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Southern California, 1956. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Coe College, 1967. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University California, Berkeley, 1968.

      Doctor of Letters (honorary), California State Colleges, 1971. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, 1978.


    • Instructor economics University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1923-1924, University California, Berkeley, 1924-1926. Professor creative writing University Indiana, 1948, University Washington, 1961. Novelist, from 1933

      Lecturer California State Colleges, 1966.

      Art critic Los Angeles Times Mirror, 1959-1960. Regent's professor University of California at Los Angeles, from 1984.


    • Lust for Life
    • LUST FOR LIFE is a fictionalized biography of the Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh and is based primarily on Van Gogh's three volumes of letters to his brother, Theo.


    Chairman Allan Nevins Memorial Fund, Huntington Library, from 1972. Member advisory council National Society Arts and Letters, from 1976. Vice president Eugene V. Debs Foundation.

    Advisory board University California Institute Creative Arts. Founder California State College Committee for Arts. Contributing member American School Classical Studies, Athens.

    Member Authors League American, P.E.N., Society of America Historians, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Fellows for Schweitzer (founder, president), Western Writers American, Academy Political Science, History Society Southern California, California Writers Guild (former president), Academy American Poets (founder), Center for Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life University of California at Los Angeles, Berkeley Fellows (charter member). Clubs: Bohemian (San Francisco), California Writers (honorary).


    • Son of Charles and Pauline (Rosenberg) Tannenbaum. Stepson I. Stone; married Jean Factor, February 11, 1934. Children: Paula, Kenneth.
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    Died August 26, 1989
    (aged 86)
    • 1923
      University California
    • 1926
      University California
    • 1924
      University Southern California
    • 1956
      University Southern California
    • 1967
      Coe College
    • 1968
      University California
    • 1971
      California State Colleges
    • 1978
      Hebrew Union College
    • 1923 - 1924
      Instructor, economics University Southern California
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1924 - 1926
      Instructor, economics University Southern California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1948
      professor, creative writing University Indiana
    • 1961
      professor, creative writing University Indiana
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