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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

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sitting #
Role, Location, Notes
Nov 9 1956

Margrete Stevka

“Miss Ottawa Roughrider”
Through Mr. Kerr, The Ottawa Citizen
Oct 6 1956

Dr. Maurice Tainter

Vice President, Sterling Drug Company
Northwestern Mutual sitting
Oct 10 1956

Dr. G. C. Monture

Vice President, Strategic Materials, Ottawa Electric Building
Aug 17 1956

Hayes M. Fuhr

Director of Music, Hastings College Conservatory, Hastings, Nebraska
Aug 20 1956

Charles F. Kettering

Vice President and Research Consultant, General Motors Corp., Dayton, Ohio
Through PIX Publishing
Jul 30 1956

St. Clair McCabe

General Manager, Thompson Newspapers, Toronto
For Weekend Magazine
Jul 31 1956

J. D. MacFarlane

Executive Editor, Toronto Telegram
For Weekend Magazine
Aug 2 1956

Mr. K. S. Edeu

Managing Editor, The Montreal Star
For Weekend Magazine
Aug 10 1956

Mr. James Herder

St. John’s Evening Telegram
For Weekend Magazine
Jun 14 1956

Mr. Spencer Love

President, Burlington Mills
Northwestern Mutual sitting
Jun 15 1956

Dr. Jonas Salk

University of Pittsburgh, Municipal Hospital
May 8 1956

Earl Newsom

Earl Newsom & Co. Public Relations
Apr 23 1956

Edwin H. Walker

President and General Manager, McKinnon Industries Ltd.
Apr 12 1956

Adlai Rust

President, State Farm Insurance Company
Apr 12 1956

Mr. Bridges

Libby McNeill & Co.
For J. Walter Thompson (Northwestern Mutual account)
Mar 24 1956

Jack Bean

(Husband of Mitzi Gaynor)
For Eastman Kodak series through J. Walter Thompson
Jan 16 1956

Joseph Reilley

Electrographic Corporation
For PIX Publishing
Jan 1 1956

Mr. Gene Tunney

The McCandless Corporation
Northwestern Mutual sitting
Jan 8 1956

Mrs. Brownie Wise

President, Tupper Home Parties
Through PIX Publishing
Jan 9 1956

Mr. G. W. Thompson

Chairman of the Board, Arvin Industries
Northwestern Mutual sitting for J. Walter Thompson


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  • Norman Rockwell

  • Robertson Davies

  • Jonas Salk

  • Anita Ekberg

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  • Jawaharlal Nehru

  • Indira Gandhi

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  • Georgia O’Keeffe

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  • Audrey Hepburn

  • Gian Carlo Menotti

  • Tennessee Williams

  • Samuel Barber

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  • Norman Rockwell

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  • Jonas Salk

  • Joan Collins

  • Indira Gandhi

  • Igor Stravinsky

  • Georgia O’Keeffe

  • Charlton Heston and Son

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  • Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

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  • Anita Ekberg


Igor Stravinsky

Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor Igor Stravinsky was born on this day, June 17, in 1882. […]

Sir Edmund Hillary

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 King and I

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I premiered on this day, March 29, in 1951, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre. […]

Princess Grace

This portrait of Princess Grace dominates the cover of Australia’s Who magazine special collector’s edition. […]

Dag Hammarskjöld

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. […]

Lenore Tawney

By request from a client in the Netherlands, these two portraits of American fiber artist Lenore Tawney have been freshly scanned. […]

Jonas Salk, the People’s Scientist

“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.” […]

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

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. […]

Edward Durell Stone

Palo Alto City Library is currently holding a small photographic exhibit on the work of Mr. Stone. […]

Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

“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. […]

Jonas Salk

On this day, April 26, in 1954, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine began field trials. […]

Tennessee Williams – Playwright & Painter

“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. […]

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

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!” […]

The Artist’s Mirror

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. […]

Hubert de Givenchy, 1927-2018

“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.” […]

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Style

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. […]

Roe vs. Wade

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

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is now a reality: a café has opened at Tiffany’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. […]

Jonas Salk

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

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. […]

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

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

“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. […]

Audrey Hepburn Google Doodle Inspired by Karsh Portrait

“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.” […]


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