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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

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Sittings

sitting #
date
Name
Role, Location, Notes
15150
Feb 5 1990

Judith Jamison

Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15145
Jan 29 1990

Leo Castelli

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15266
May 1 1991

Angela Lansbury

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15216
Sep 25 1990

Bob Cousy

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15236
Dec 7 1990

Jasper Johns

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15242
Jan 22 1991

Geoffrey Beene

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15260
Apr 22 1991

Julie Harris

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15261
Apr 26 1991

Cesar Chavez

United Farm Workers of America
For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15262
Apr 27 1991

Dr. Jonas Salk

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15264
Apr 29 1991

Charlton Heston

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15265
Apr 30 1991

Wolfgang Puck

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15269
May 4 1991

Billy Wilder

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15267
May 3 1991

James Stewart

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15214
Sep 24 1990

Ralph Nader

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15268
May 6 1991

Mickey Rooney

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15270
May 22 1991

Arnold Palmer

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15274
May 30 1991

Marilyn Horne

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15284
Jul 12 1991

Elie Wiesel

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15146
Jan 30 1990

Milton Glaser

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15215
Sep 24 1990

Gordie Howe

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15148
Feb 1 1990

Al Hirschfeld

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15147
Jan 31 1990

Cornell Capa

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15149
Feb 2 1990

Gordon Parks

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15151
Feb 6 1990

Henry Kissinger

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15152
Feb 7 1990

Philip Johnson

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15153
Feb 8 1990

Tom Wolfe

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15154
Feb 9 1990

Norman Mailer

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15165
Mar 5 1990

Philip Glass

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15168
Mar 7 1990

Mary Roebling

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15169
Mar 8 1990

Jim Henson

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15171
Mar 12 1990

Mr. Joseph Baum

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15172
Mar 13 1990

Andre Soltner

Lutece Restaurant
For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15173
Mar 14 1990

Bobby Short

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15174
Mar 15 1990

Mother Hale

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15180
Apr 3 1990

Arthur Miller

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15181
Apr 4 1990

Jessye Norman

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15194
Jun 22 1990

Dr. James Watson

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15196
Jun 25 1990

Isaac Stern

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15192
Jun 29 1990

Warren Buffett

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15209
Sep 10 1990

Dizzy Gillespie

For “American Legends” series East/West Network

Photographs

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Legacy

“American Legends”

Julie Harris, 1991 In 1992, Yousuf Karsh published American Legends, (Little, Brown and Company), a book of portraits made in 1990 and 1991. “Yousuf Karsh captures the essence of nearly… […]

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie, 1990 It is usually a surprise for people when they learn that Yousuf Karsh photographed Dizzy Gillespie. The jazz musician posed in 1990, for Karsh’s American Legends project…. […]

Arthur Miller

…a whole host of other people across 1990 and 1991 for his book American Legends (Bulfinch Press, 1992), including Jessye Norman, Isaac Stern, Cesar Chavez, Jasper Johns, and many more…. […]

James Stewart

…in 1991 for Karsh’s “American Legends” series. Photographed towards the end of Mr. Karsh’s career, the series included more than 50 great names, from theatre producer George Abbott, to film… […]

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader, 1990 Another image freshly added to the website, American political activist and attorney Ralph Nader. Nader was also photographed for American Legends, in 1990…. […]

Arnold Palmer

…studio in 1992 and only came out of retirement briefly, to photograph the Clintons), Karsh photographed an array of subjects for his “American Legends” series. See the whole list of… […]

James Watson

…proposing the double helix structure of the DNA molecule. Watson was photographed for the 1992 book American Legends in which Karsh is quoted: “The informal and charming Nobelist, not content… […]

Milton Glaser

…Obama in 2009. Glaser is one of many subjects who were photographed by Karsh in 1990 and 1991 for his “American Legends” project, among them Ralph Nadar, Dizzy Gillespie, Tom… […]

Tom Wolfe, 1930-2018

…two-tone shoes.” (Wikipedia) Wolfe was photographed late in Karsh’s career, in 1990, one of several people photographed for a project titled “American Legends.” See the other people who were photographed…. […]

Isaac Stern

…“American Legends” series. At his public début on February 18, 1936, aged 15, he played Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor with the San Francisco Symphony under the… […]

Jacqueline Kennedy

…and rushed toward me to inquire breathlessly about her photographs. Our last meeting was shortly before her untimely death, when she came to my exhibition ‘American Legends.’ She stood alone… […]

Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa, 1990 Karsh photographed a handful of his fellow photographers. Robert Capa was photographed in 1990 for Karsh’s “American Legends” series; he had previously been photographed in 1981. Like… […]

Cesar Chavez

…Association (NFWA), which later merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) to become the United Farm Workers (UFW) labor union. In his book American Legends (Bulfinch Press, 1992), Karsh… […]

Peanuts

…sleep at his California home at age 77. In his book American Legends (Bullfinch Press, 1992) Karsh wrote of the artist, “He presented me with America’s favorite beagle, a tiny… […]

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

…former Henry Miller’s theatre was named after him in 2010. Karsh wrote in his book American Legends (1992, Bulfinch Press): “It did not surprise me to learn that he loves… […]

Jim Henson: Sesame Street

…more than any other children’s show. Jim Henson was photographed in 1990, and his portrait was published in American Legends. Yousuf Karsh with Kermit the Frog and Jim Henson, 1990… […]

Philip Glass

American Legends. Karsh notes of his subject: “In his cluttered room he produces avant-garde compositions – beyond the parameters of conventional music – challenging us to open our minds and… […]

David Rockefeller, 1915-2017

…and in 1991 was included in “Karsh: American Legends.” Read the obituary in the New York Times. More David Rockefeller by Yousuf Karsh. See all Sittings related to the Rockefellers…. […]

Charles Schulz

…book American Legends (Bullfinch Press, 1992) Karsh wrote of the artist “He presented me with America’s favorite beagle, a tiny velvet “Snoopy,” as a gift to my wife, and it… […]

Henry Kissinger

…Karsh in 1972. He was photographed a second time, in 1990, for Karsh’s “American Legends” series. See who else was photographed. See a portrait of Kissinger from the later Sitting…. […]

Jacqueline Kennedy

…her untimely death, when she came to my exhibition ‘American Legends.’ She stood alone at the entrance, her quiet presence penetrating the crowd.” See a color portrait from this Sitting…. […]

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor, 1946 British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor was born on this day, February 27, in 1932. Taylor began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s. At the… […]

Bibliography

  • Karsh: American Legends

Exhibitions

American Legends

International Center of Photography, New York (traveled), 1992

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