Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

A Life in Images

  • Yousuf Karsh with his mentor,  John Garo, 1930

    Yousuf Karsh with his mentor, John Garo, 1930

  • Self-Portrait, 1933

    Self-Portrait, 1933

  • Karsh's late wife Solange, 1935

    Karsh's late wife Solange, 1935

  • Self-Portrait, 1930s

    Self-Portrait, 1930s

  • Solange with John Garo, 1939

    Solange with John Garo, 1939

  • With his brother Malak Karsh, Ottawa, 1940s

    With his brother Malak Karsh, Ottawa, 1940s

  • With his mother, 1945, by Malak Karsh

    With his mother, 1945, by Malak Karsh

  • Solange Karsh, 1940s

    Solange Karsh, 1940s

  • Self-Portrait with negative of Peggy Cummins, 1946

    Self-Portrait with negative of Peggy Cummins, 1946

  • With his mother, Bahiyah, and brothers Salim, Malak, and Jamil, 1948

    With his mother, Bahiyah, and brothers Salim, Malak, and Jamil, 1948

  • Karsh's parents, Massih and Bahiyah Karsh, in Ottawa, 1949

    Karsh's parents, Massih and Bahiyah Karsh, in Ottawa, 1949

  • With Albert Einstein, Princeton, 1948

    With Albert Einstein, Princeton, 1948

  • Portrait with camera, 1950, by Ben Hill-Tout

    Portrait with camera, 1950, by Ben Hill-Tout

  • Paris, 1950s

    Paris, 1950s

  • Paris, 1950s

    Paris, 1950s

  • Canada, 1952

    Canada, 1952

  • With his printer of 40 years, Ignas Gabalis, 1956

    With his printer of 40 years, Ignas Gabalis, 1956

  • With Hemingway at home in Havana, 1957

    With Hemingway at home in Havana, 1957

  • Solange Karsh, 1958

    Solange Karsh, 1958

  • With Pope John XXIII, 1959

    With Pope John XXIII, 1959

  • Rome, 1959, by Peter Miller

    Rome, 1959, by Peter Miller

  • Montage by Duncan Cameron, Library and Archives Canada, 1960

    Montage by Duncan Cameron, Library and Archives Canada, 1960

  • Morocco, 1961, by Marc Riboud

    Morocco, 1961, by Marc Riboud

  • Yousuf and Estrellita Karsh, St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1962

    Yousuf and Estrellita Karsh, St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1962

  • Karsh in conversation with his subject, 1960s

    Karsh in conversation with his subject, 1960s

  • Yousuf and Estrellita with Nikita and Nina Khrushchev at their dacha in Moscow, 1963

    Yousuf and Estrellita with Nikita and Nina Khrushchev at their dacha in Moscow, 1963

  • Estrellita Karsh with Nina Petrovna Khrushcheva, Moscow, 1963

    Estrellita Karsh with Nina Petrovna Khrushcheva, Moscow, 1963

  • Karsh by Man Ray, 1965

    Karsh by Man Ray, 1965

  • With niece, Mary-Anne, 1965

    With niece, Mary-Anne, 1965

  • Yousuf and Estrellita Karsh, by Edward Steichen, 1967

    Yousuf and Estrellita Karsh, by Edward Steichen, 1967

  • Yousuf and Estrellita with Edward and Joanna Steichen, 1967

    Yousuf and Estrellita with Edward and Joanna Steichen, 1967

  • Yousuf and Estrellita at Little Wings, their home in Ottawa, 1960s

    Yousuf and Estrellita at Little Wings, their home in Ottawa, 1960s

  • Yousuf and Estrellita at the opening of the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, 1969, by Malak Karsh

    Yousuf and Estrellita at the opening of the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, 1969, by Malak Karsh

  • With sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, Tuscany, 1970

    With sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, Tuscany, 1970

  • Estrellita Karsh, 1970

    Estrellita Karsh, 1970

  • With Cliquot, 1971

    With Cliquot, 1971

  • Yousuf and Estrellita, 1973

    Yousuf and Estrellita, 1973

  • Yousuf and Estrellita with Henry Moore, at Moore's Estate, England, 1973

    Yousuf and Estrellita with Henry Moore, at Moore's Estate, England, 1973

  • With Ansel Adams, Yosemite, 1977

    With Ansel Adams, Yosemite, 1977

  • With Pope John Paul II, 1979

    With Pope John Paul II, 1979

  • Karsh by George O'Neill, 1980s

    Karsh by George O'Neill, 1980s

  • Ottawa, 1980s, by Malak Karsh

    Ottawa, 1980s, by Malak Karsh

  • Yousuf and Estrellita enjoying a joke with President Reagan, 1981

    Yousuf and Estrellita enjoying a joke with President Reagan, 1981

  • Paris, 1981. By Manuel Litran, Paris Match

    Paris, 1981. By Manuel Litran, Paris Match

  • With Assistant Jerry Fielder, Paris, 1981. By Manuel Litran, Paris Match

    With Assistant Jerry Fielder, Paris, 1981. By Manuel Litran, Paris Match

  • Photographing President Mitterand, Paris, 1981. By Manuel Litran, Paris Match

    Photographing President Mitterand, Paris, 1981. By Manuel Litran, Paris Match

  • Photographing President Giscard d'Estaing, Paris, 1981. By Manuel Litran, Paris Match

    Photographing President Giscard d'Estaing, Paris, 1981. By Manuel Litran, Paris Match

  • With Gerard Depardieu, Paris, 1981. By Manuel Litran, Paris Match

    With Gerard Depardieu, Paris, 1981. By Manuel Litran, Paris Match

  • With Secretary of State Alexander Haig, 1982

    With Secretary of State Alexander Haig, 1982

  • Yousuf and Estrellita with Jerry Fielder, Santa Barbara, 1985

    Yousuf and Estrellita with Jerry Fielder, Santa Barbara, 1985

  • With a young friend, New York, 1980s

    With a young friend, New York, 1980s

  • With Kermit and Jim Henson, 1990

    With Kermit and Jim Henson, 1990

  • With Karsh Curator Jerry Fielder, Ottawa, 1992. By Charles Britt

    With Karsh Curator Jerry Fielder, Ottawa, 1992. By Charles Britt

  • Jerry Fielder, Charles Britt, Ignas Gabalis, Mary Alderman, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh closing the studio, June 30th, 1992. By Malak Karsh

    Jerry Fielder, Charles Britt, Ignas Gabalis, Mary Alderman, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh closing the studio, June 30th, 1992. By Malak Karsh

  • Nelson Mandela and Prime Minister Jean Chrétien in the Canadian House of Commons in 1998, admiring Karsh’s portrait of Churchill in the spot where it was taken. By <a href="http://carissephoto.com">Jean-Marc Carisse</a>

    Nelson Mandela and Prime Minister Jean Chrétien in the Canadian House of Commons in 1998, admiring Karsh’s portrait of Churchill in the spot where it was taken. By Jean-Marc Carisse

  • Yousuf and Estrellita with Queen Elizabeth II and Jean Chrétien at the opening of Canada House in London, 1998. By <a href="http://carissephoto.com">Jean-Marc Carisse</a>

    Yousuf and Estrellita with Queen Elizabeth II and Jean Chrétien at the opening of Canada House in London, 1998. By Jean-Marc Carisse

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