Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Isaac Stern

Isaac Stern, 1990

American violinist Isaac Stern died on this day, September 22, in 2001 (b. 1920). Recognition for his work included winning the Presidential Medal of Freedom and six Grammy Awards, and being named to the French Legion of Honour. The Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall bears his name, due to his role in saving the venue from demolition in the 1960s.