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 Gallery Overview of Portraits

A Gallery Overview of Portraits

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.

His Life in Pictures

His Life in Pictures

Yousuf Karsh’s (1908-2002) extraordinary and unique body of work presents the viewer with an intimate and compassionate view of humanity.

Peggy Cummins

Peggy Cummins

Cummins was an actress best known for her performance in “Gun Crazy.” […]

John Glenn

John Glenn

February marks the anniversary of John Glenn’s orbit of the Earth. […]

Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz

“He presented me with America’s favorite beagle, a tiny velvet Snoopy, as a gift to my wife.” […]

Pablo Casals

Pablo Casals

“In the Abbey de Cuxa in Prades, I spent several glorious hours with the master of the cello.” […]

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