Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

“American Portraits” Final Weeks in Ohio

Dayton Art Institute is the only midwest stop for the traveling “American Portraits” exhibition, and it closes soon, on September 16, 2018.

In celebration of a major gift to its collection of more than 100 portraits, this exhibition features iconic photographs of Americans who have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as business, medicine, entertainment, politics and the arts. Among the portraits included were those of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, physician and virologist Jonas Salk, singer Marian Anderson, actress Grace Kelly, businesswoman Elizabeth Arden, architect I. M. Pei and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits” was the National Portrait Gallery’s first exhibition devoted entirely to the work of this internationally recognized portrait photographer, and was presented in two installations.

The curator of this exhibition was National Portrait Gallery Senior Curator of Photographs Ann Shumard.

Next stops: October 18, 2018 to January 20, 2019 at Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

February 8, 2019 to May 5, 2019 at The Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY.

Visitors enjoying Colonel Sanders, and Andy Warhol. Photos courtesy of Dayton Art Institute.