Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Princess Elizabeth

Princess Elizabeth

1951

Karsh's official portrait of Princess Elizabeth was taken at Clarence House, in London, on July 30, 1951. It shows the young Princess happy and relaxed, only a short six months before the death of her father, King George VI, when she suddenly became the future Queen of England, with all the weighty responsibilities that would bring.

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.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, in 1947. […]

Canada’s Storytellers

Canada’s Storytellers

“Canada’s Storytellers: the Governor General’s Literary Award Laureates” is out now from University of Ottawa Press. […]

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

On this day in 1963, Gregory Peck won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film “To Kill a Mockingbird.” […]

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

Rare special permission was granted to editor Michael Karlen to create a color version of a black and white portrait of Mikhail Gorbachev. […]

James Watson

James Watson

American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist James Watson was born on this day in 1928. […]

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