Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

1960

May, 2017 marks the centennial of John F. Kennedy's birth. The 35th President of the United States, 1961-1963, was the youngest man elected to the office.

Kennedy was photographed with Jacqueline Kennedy in 1957 at Hammersmith Farm in Newport, Rhode Island, and again in 1960, in his Senate office during his run for the Presidency. LIFE Magazine's memorial edition for John F. Kennedy after his death in 1963 would feature a color portrait from the 1960 sitting.

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.