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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

1941

“My portrait of Winston Churchill changed my life. I knew after I had taken it that it was an important picture, but I could hardly have dreamed that it would become one of the most widely reproduced images in the history of photography.”

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 370,000 negatives, and left an indelible artistic and historic record of the men and women who shaped the twentieth century.

Portrait of a Princess

Portrait of a Princess

Royal Canadian Mint and the Estate of Yousuf Karsh are excited to announce this new limited edition silver coin available for sale. […]

Pearl Buck

Pearl Buck

Nobel Prizes are generally awarded today, December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. In 1938, Pearl Buck became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. […]

Bush, Baker and Karsh

Bush, Baker and Karsh

On January 6, 1982, Yousuf Karsh photographed George H. W. Bush, Vice President of the United States. Also present, and to be photographed, was Bush’s dear friend and colleague, James Baker, the White House Chief of Staff. […]

Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara

On this day, November 29, in 1967, Robert S. McNamara announced that he would resign as Secretary of Defense and become president of the World Bank. […]

Viscountess Astor

Viscountess Astor

Viscountess Astor was the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat, winning a by-election on November 28, 1919. […]

President Roosevelt and Thanksgiving Day in the United States

President Roosevelt and Thanksgiving Day in the United States

From the time of the Founding Fathers until the time of Lincoln, the date Thanksgiving was observed varied from state to state. In 1939, President Roosevelt signed a presidential proclamation changing the holiday to the next to last Thursday in November, for business reasons. […]

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