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.

Johan Helders

Johan Helders

“I was delighted to learn that Johan Helders, the maitre d’ of the Château Laurier Hotel, shared my love of photography.” […]

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer

American golf champion Arnold “The King” Palmer was born on this day, September 10, in 1929. […]

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Zabou is a French street artist based in London. She travels and paints giant portraits. […]

Thomas Church

Thomas Church

Thomas Church is recognized as one of the pioneer landscape designers of Modernism in garden landscape design known as the “California Style”. […]

Sir Ernest MacMillan

Sir Ernest MacMillan

Another new addition to this website, Sir Ernest MacMillan was a Canadian orchestral conductor, composer, organist. […]

Norman Jewison

Norman Jewison

Freshly scanned from an original print is this portrait of Canadian film director, producer and actor, Norman Jewison. […]

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