Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

I. M. Pei

I. M. Pei, 1979

Ieoh Ming Pei was born on this day, April 26, in 1917 (d.2019). The Chinese-American architect won a wide variety of prizes and awards in the field of architecture, including the AIA Gold Medal in 1979, the year he was photographed by Karsh; the first Praemium Imperiale for Architecture in 1989, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, in 2003. In 1983, he won the Pritzker Prize, which is sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture.