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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw, 1943

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw died on this day, November 2, in 1950. He wrote more than sixty plays and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Karsh photographed Shaw at Shaw’s home in England, in 1943. “Shaw came bursting into the room with the energy of a young man, though he was almost ninety years old.” Read more of Karsh’s story of the Sitting.