Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Isaac Stern

Isaac Stern, 1990

Isaac Stern would have celebrated his centenary this year – the American violinist was born on July 21, 1920. Stern was one of many Sitters for Karsh’s “American Legends” series.

At his public début on February 18, 1936, aged 15, he played Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor with the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Pierre Monteux.