Maxim Gorky [pseudonym meaning "Maxim the Bitter" of Aleksey Maximovich Pyeshkov] Russian author considered the "Father of Soviet Revolutionary Literature" and founder of the doctrine of socialist realism.
Maxim Gorki Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, primarily known as Maxim Gorky, was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist. He was also a five-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature
The poet W.B Yeats in Art and meditation are creative states of the human mind. 'The face I had before the world was made' - An essay on Buddhism and Beauty, by Ratnagarbha, the editor of Triratna’s Buddhist arts journal, Urthona
Gertrude Stein was an American art collector of seminal modernist paintings and an experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays that eschewed the narrative, linear, and temporal conventions of literature.