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Image of Isaac Stern

Yousuf Karsh
Canadian, born Armenia, 1908–2002

Isaac Stern


Object Type: Photograph
32 in. x 25 in. (81.28 cm x 63.5 cm)
Medium and Support: Chromogenic print on paper
Accession Number: 2013.0005.0065

Credit Line: Gift of Estrellita Karsh, in honor of Mark M. Johnson, and in memory of Yousuf Karsh
Copyright: © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

Isaac Stern (1920–2001) This celebrated American violinist began piano lessons at the age of six and violin lessons at eight. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory and made his debut with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra when he was sixteen years old. The prominent virtuoso helped save Carnegie Hall. He also served as a founding member of the National Endowment for the Arts, fostered the careers of many young musicians, founded the Jerusalem Music Center, and was lauded with awards and honors all over the world.

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