Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Pearl Buck

Pearl Buck, 1957

Nobel Prizes are generally awarded today, December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death (in 1896). In 1938, Pearl Buck became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature “for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces.” NobelPrize.org.

Of course, Mr. Karsh photographed many Nobel Prize winners including the first African-American winner, Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, a professor of government at Harvard University who won the Peace Prize. See information about the Nobel Sittings.