Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Augustus John

Augustus John, 1954

Augustus John (1878-1961) was a Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher regarded as one of Britain’s greatest artists. John was photographed during Karsh’s prolific trip to Europe in 1954 (on this day, July 18). Karsh photographed more than 100 people on this trip, as diverse as Albert Camus and Pablo Picasso in France, and Benjamin Britten and Moira Shearer in the UK.