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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

I. M. Pei’s 100th Birthday

I. M. Pei, 1979

Architect I. M. Pei had his 100th birthday on April 26, 2017. Mr. Pei was photographed by Karsh twice in 1979.

From A Biography in Images:

“Buildings are for people to enjoy,” the Chinese-American architect told me. The appreciative millions who throng through his creative public buildings – the East Wing of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Library and the addition to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Fragrant Hill Hotel outside Peking, or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland – respond instinctively to I. M.’s “dedication to humanity through architecture.”

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