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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Bertrand Russell

Lord Bertrand Russell, 1949

Bertrand Russell died on this day, February 2, in 1970. Born in the UK in 1872, Russell was a polymath, philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950, the year after this portrait was made.

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