Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

1962

This portrait was taken under the most difficult conditions. We had very little time, and the only place available was a corner of Mr. King’s church. Nowhere could he relax when constantly beset by friends and aides wishing him well, commiserating on his difficulties, congratulating him upon his return, planning new strategy. What emerged in my mind and, I trust, in the portrait, was the dedication of the man and his clear vision of ultimate victory.

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.

A Gallery Overview of Portraits

A Gallery Overview of Portraits

During his career he held 15,312 sittings, produced over 370,000 negatives, and left an indelible artistic and historic record of the men and women who shaped the twentieth century.

George Romney

George Romney

The American businessman and Republican Party politician was photographed on this day, December 1, in 1965. […]

Josef Albers

Josef Albers

The Decorative Arts Trust is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote the study and appreciation of the decorative arts. […]

Clark Gable

Clark Gable

Hollywood leading man Clark Gable died on November 16, 1960.  […]

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe

The artist considered to be the “Mother of American Modernism,” was born on November 15, 1887. […]

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