Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor Igor Stravinsky was born on this day, June 17, in 1882.
On this day, May 29, in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Nepali Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay were the first recorded climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
The Christian Dior museum is one of the only Museums of France dedicated to a couturier.
Charlton Heston died on this day, April 5, in 2008.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I premiered on this day, March 29, in 1951, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre.
This portrait of Princess Grace dominates the cover of Australia’s Who magazine special collector’s edition.
American actress, singer, dancer and comedienne Carol Channing has died.
New evidence has emerged linking an RAF veteran to the death in 1961 of the UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a mysterious plane crash in southern Africa.
By request from a client in the Netherlands, these two portraits of American fiber artist Lenore Tawney have been freshly scanned.
The enormously successful “Living Modern” exhibition continues its travels.
“At the age of forty, Jonas Salk became the most beloved scientist in America. He was probably the most beloved scientist the world has ever seen.”
Thanks to social media, we sometimes discover gems new to the Estate. This lovely photograph of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer being photographed by Yousuf Karsh in 1956 is a perfect example.
Palo Alto City Library is currently holding a small photographic exhibit on the work of Mr. Stone.
“Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms” opened at the New-York Historical Society this week and is the first internationally touring exhibition devoted to Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. This 1956 portrait by Karsh hangs at the very start of the exhibition.
On this day, April 26, in 1954, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine began field trials.
“Tennessee Williams – Playwright & Painter” is an exhibition featuring nine of Tennessee William’s paintings dating from the 1970s. Hanging in the gallery is an enlargement of this iconic photograph of Williams, made by Karsh in 1956.
On this day, April 18, in 1956, American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.
“The animated movie star welcomed me to her New York apartment in blue jeans, with her hair in curlers!”
As part of a five-year collaboration with Library and Archives Canada, the Glenbow Museum in Calgary will host a series of exhibitions drawn from the national portrait collection.
“Mr. Givenchy came to the attention of the young Ms. Hepburn, a rising star who was so charmed by his youthful designs that she insisted that he make her clothes for nearly all of her movies, and help mold her sylphlike image in the process.”
Fashion-industry trade journal Women’s Wear Daily reviewed “Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style” which is on view at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, through April 1, 2018. Estrellita Karsh shares her recollections in the article.
45 years ago today the United States Supreme Court made its decision that a right to privacy extended to a woman’s decision to have an abortion.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is now a reality: a café has opened at Tiffany’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Relationships with the relatives and estates of Yousuf Karsh’s subjects can turn up interesting stories and personal photos, and lead to new uses of the images.
Dag Hammarskjold was the youngest person to ever have held the United Nations Secretary-General post, and is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize.
Karsh photographed Robert Oppenheimer, known as one of the “fathers of the atomic bomb”, in 1956, at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
Yousuf Karsh photographed Princess Grace in 1956, wearing this dress by Dior. The image is included in the new exhibition “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.”
“Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona.
“Finding the right solution for someone as timeless as Audrey proved a tricky task. Not only was she a classically beautiful actress, she also dedicated her life to philanthropy. It was easy to find inspiration for her portrait in Yousuf Karsh’s photograph from 1956.”
The Canada Post stamps will feature his 1956 portrait of Audrey Hepburn, his 1941 portrait of Winston Churchill, and a self-portrait.