Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

1956

“When I photographed her in Hollywood and commented on her quality of sophisticated vulnerability, she told me of her harrowing experiences during the Second World War. Years later, in the Kremlin, Chairman Brezhnev agreed to sit for me only if I made him as beautiful as Audrey Hepburn.”

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.

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

Comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian, Jerry Lewis, died on this day, August 20, in 2017. […]

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

The 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, was born on this day, August 19, in 1946. […]

Banksy’s Turf War

Banksy’s Turf War

Banksy’s Turf War, above, reproduces Karsh’s famous portrait of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill with a slight difference. […]

Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa

Strikes that took place in Poland on August 14, 1980, would lead to Solidarność. […]

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899. He was photographed for TV Guide in 1960 – the year of “Psycho.” […]

Fulton J. Sheen

Fulton J. Sheen

In July, Pope Francis approved a miracle that occurred through the intercession of Archbishop Sheen, clearing the way for his beatification. […]

Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush

Thanks to the Internet and to social media, the Estate receives regular inquiries from a variety of people and organizations. This week we were asked if we could confirm whether a color portrait of Vannevar Bush was indeed made by Mr. Karsh. […]

Share