Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

1956

“When I photographed her in Hollywood and commented on her quality of sophisticated vulnerability, she told me of her harrowing experiences during the Second World War. Years later, in the Kremlin, Chairman Brezhnev agreed to sit for me only if I made him as beautiful as Audrey Hepburn.”

A Life in Images

A Life in Images

Yousuf Karsh’s (1908-2002) extraordinary and unique body of work presents the viewer with an intimate and compassionate view of humanity.

Overview

Overview

During his career he held 15,312 sittings, produced over 150,000 negatives, and left an indelible artistic and historic record of the men and women who shaped the twentieth century.

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Yousuf Karsh photographed Princess Grace in 1956, wearing this dress by Dior. The image is included in the new exhibition “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.”

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

“Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage” opens July 31, 2017, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition highlights the principal role that music and dance played in Marc Chagall’s artistic practice.

Emil Schram and Sons

Emil Schram and Sons

An inquiry came in from someone who had been searching for years for a copy of this photograph of Emil Schram with his three sons.

Château Laurier – A Splendid Century

Château Laurier – A Splendid Century

Yousuf Karsh lived and worked at the Château Laurier for 19 years and his photographs hang in their Reading Lounge and the Karsh Suite. A new book by author Kevin J. Holland about the hotel’s past titled “Château Laurier – A Splendid Century” is out now.

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