American business magnate, billionaire, philanthropist, and former politician H. Ross Perot has died aged 89.
American author, journalist, and “unabashed contrarian” Tom Wolfe has died, aged 88.
Muhammad Ali became the heavyweight champion of the world for the second time on this day in 1974, when he knocked out George Foreman.
On this day, March 8, in 1971, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier engaged in the “Fight of the Century” at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong was born on this day, August 5, in 1930.
On July 30, 1965, US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law.
American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist Buckminster Fuller was born 125 years ago.
Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten was born on June 25, 1900.
One True Podcast delves into all things related to Hemingway, his work, and his world.
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the International Churchill Society has launched a global competition inspired by the famous speeches of Britain’s wartime Prime Minister.
March 30, 2020, marks the 29th anniversary of the assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan.
The exhibition “LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography” opens this week. Karsh photographs featured on more than 20 LIFE covers during his lifetime.
On January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
In an interview with the BBC earlier this month, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned that current tension between Russia and the West is putting the world in “colossal danger” due to the threat from nuclear weapons.
In honor of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, we present John L. Lewis, an American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960.
On July 24, 1974, in United States v. Nixon, the Court ruled unanimously that claims of executive privilege over the “Watergate” tapes were void.
Photographer Berenice Abbott was born on this day, July 17, in 1898.
Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday which celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867.
A singular look into Grace of Monaco’s stylish life through the exceptional dresses that the house of Dior created for her over the years.
David Sarnoff, then president of RCA, chose to introduce television to the mass public at the RCA pavilion.
At the urging of Eleanor Roosevelt, Harold Ickes permitted Marian Anderson to perform at the Lincoln Memorial on April 9, 1939.
Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Kirsty Buchanan gives an overview of the exhibition and Karsh’s contribution to the art world.
Karsh photographed dozens of plays at the Dominion Drama Festival from 1933 to 1938.
“Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico” opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on January 19, 2019, and runs through May 12, 2019. The exhibition was curated by Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Curator of Photographs.
The Bauhaus was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught.
The American Publicity Director of Atlas Steels approached Mr. Karsh in 1950, saying “that for years I had been glorifying the great of this world… what about trying my hands at glorifying the humble ones of the earth.”
“After decades of inertia, the market for the great abstract artist Hans Hartung is gaining momentum thanks to support from leading galleries and museums.”
Journalist Robert McGarvey wrote an article for Troy Media this week, reflecting on “the enormous contribution of newcomers to Canada.” It is Karsh’s immigration story that McGarvey uses to make his point.
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.
Royal Canadian Mint and the Estate of Yousuf Karsh are excited to announce this new limited edition silver coin available for sale.
Choreographer and director Jerome Robbins was born on October 11, in 1918, making this his centenary year.
This week the United States will seat a new supreme court justice. Yousuf Karsh photographed several North American justices, from the 1930s to the 1970s.
As well as telling the compelling story behind the 1941 portrait of Winston Churchill that truly launched Karsh’s career, Estrellita speaks to how Karsh’s own history informed his work, leading to such intimate and honest photographs.
“It is our hope that Maine high school students will view the poster and will learn about a scientist important to the field of medical genetics and from their home state of Maine.”
On this day, July 30, in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law in the United States.
Joan E. Howard is the director of Petite Plaisance, the former home of Marguerite Yourcenar and Grace Frick. Available now in hardcover and digital download from University of Missouri Press is Howard’s latest book, “We Met in Paris” Grace Frick and Her Life with Marguerite Yourcenar.
“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.
We recently learned of the passing of Dean William Schwartz, of Boston University School of Law. Dean Schwartz served as professor of law at the school for more than 30 years.
2018 marked the 21st anniversary of the Karsh photography prize for students of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Yugoslav communist revolutionary and political leader, Josip Broz, died on this day, May 4, in 1980.
Stephen Sondheim was born on this day, March 22, in 1930.
“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.”
This exhibition presents a selection of Inuit prints from the collection of renowned portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh and his wife Estrellita.
In the 1930s, Karsh was in Ottawa photographing the general public, including weddings, children, pets and passport photos, in amongst local dignitaries, and productions of the Ottawa Little Theatre.
Yousuf Karsh is seen here at Reindeer Station, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, in photos taken by Reverend Ralph Gibson in the early 1950s. Both men were there for an annual reindeer round-up.
The Honourable Bardish Chagger took a tour of “Follow the North Star: Inuit Art from the Collection of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh”.
A biography of Joan Crawford has just been released by Simon and Schuster.
On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles supposedly caused a nationwide panic with a radio broadcast of his adaptation of H. G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”.
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.
The Karsh Award honors the artistic legacy of Yousuf Karsh and his brother Malak Karsh, while continuing an intergenerational chain of mentorship that fosters camera-based innovation.
After Lyndon B. Johnson was elected president in 1964, the stage was set for the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.
“Continuum: Karsh Award Artists Welcome a New Generation” opens on September 14, 2017, with a series of events taking place at Karsh Masson Gallery, Ottawa.
On this day, August 30, in 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.
Yousuf Karsh lived and worked at the Château Laurier for 19 years and his photographs hang in their Reading Lounge and the Karsh Suite. A new book by author Kevin J. Holland about the hotel’s past titled “Château Laurier – A Splendid Century” is out now.
“The presence of the statue of Yousuf Karsh in downtown Ottawa will always be one of the most beautiful symbols of Armenian-Canadian friendly relations.”
“Camera Press at 70: A Lifetime in Pictures” features seven decades of iconic images from the archives of the UK’s leading independent photographic agency.
The Washington Post Style section ran a cover story about Dr. Andrew Farah’s book, Hemingway’s Brain, which suggests Hemingway suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
“It’s been 15 years since Yousuf Karsh died. At the time, digital was just starting to overtake film as the most popular photographic medium.”
Karsh’s camera of choice was large format: 8 by 10 with an interchangeable 4 by 5 back. He preferred tungsten lights because he could see the results playing across the faces of his subjects, and they were less disruptive than the flash of strobes.
“The MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Team, coordinated through Carnegie Science, announces the winning names from its competition to name five impact craters on Mercury.”
“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.”
As it did for the passing of company cofounder Steve Jobs, Apple replaced its home page with a simple homage to Nelson Mandela.
If you were anybody in the 20th century, eventually you were photographed by Yousuf Karsh.
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.