Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

1943

“Leon Edel, Henry James’s biographer, has remarked that Shaw’s ‘way of meeting people was to charm them by being charmed himself.’ Shaw came bursting into the room with the energy of a young man, though he was almost ninety years old.”

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.

Margaret O’Brien

Margaret O’Brien

Happy 84th birthday to American film, radio, television, and stage actress Margaret O’Brien who was born on this day, January 15, in 1937. […]

Joan Baez

Joan Baez

Congratulations to singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez for her Kennedy Center Honor.  […]

Jean Paul Riopelle

Jean Paul Riopelle

The Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation came to fruition in 2019 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Canadian painter and sculptor’s work. […]

H. G. Wells Coin

H. G. Wells Coin

A new British coin commemorating science fiction author H. G. Wells has been criticized for featuring multiple errors. […]

Melvin Calvin

Melvin Calvin

The American biochemist known for discovering the Calvin cycle, Dr. Melvin Calvin, died on this day, January 8, in 1997. […]

Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk

Before Jonas Salk’s vaccine was introduced in 1955, polio was considered one of the most serious public health problems in the world. […]

Paul Desmarais

Paul Desmarais

Canadian financier and philanthropist Paul Desmarais was born on this day, January 4, in 1927. […]

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

We say goodbye to 2020, and celebrate the 79th anniversary of the making of this portrait. […]

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