Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

“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 seventy-five of North America’s most fascinating and compelling personalities – from the performing arts, sports, and publishing to the worlds of science, and philanthropy.”

Several were photographed in color, some have been freshly added to the website including Julie Harris, Helen Gurley Brown, Geoffrey Beene and Leo Castelli. Others who were photographed in color include Angela Lansbury, Al Hirschfeld, James Watson, Jasper Johns, Milton Glaser, and Isaac Stern.