The Bank of England chose Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh to appear on the front of its all-new polymer banknote, now in circulation across the UK.
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“Collecting New York’s Stories: Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious” opens tomorrow, January 22, 2020, at The Museum of the City of New York.
Mrs. Estrellita Karsh celebrates her 90th birthday this weekend, on January 19. Estrellita Nachbar met Yousuf Karsh in 1961.
Muhammad Ali was born on this day, January 17, in 1942.
Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929. In 1964, King became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in the U.S.
Andrew Wright is the 2019 Karsh Award winner and his exhibition opens on January 23, 2019, at the Karsh-Masson Gallery, in Ottawa’s City Hall.
Russell William Bannock was a Canadian fighter ace during the Second World War.
Richard Milhous Nixon was born on this day, January 9, in 1913.
On January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
On this day, January 7, in 1999, the Senate trial for President Bill Clinton’s impeachment began.
Alfred Blalock was an American surgeon most noted for his work on the medical condition of shock as well as “Blue baby syndrome”.
American writer and professor of biochemistry Isaac Asimov was born on this day, January 2, in 1920.
Today is the anniversary of Churchill’s famous “some chicken, some neck!” speech, immediately after which Karsh would make his outstanding portrait of the great British Prime Minister.
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Yousuf Karsh was born on this day, December 23, in 1908.
Soviet politician Leonid Brezhnev was born on December 19, in 1906.
In 2019, 25 recordings were added to the United States Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. One of them is Ruth Draper.
On December 11, 1936, after ruling for less than one year, Edward VIII became the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne, as he wished to marry a divorcée.
Animator, voice actor and film producer Walt Disney was born on December 5, in 1901.
John Walker was an American art curator, and the second director of the National Gallery of Art, from 1956 to 1969.
On this day in December, 1967, the first human heart transplant was performed in South Africa by Dr Christiaan Barnard.
American composer and conductor Aaron Copland died on this day, December 2, in 1990.
John Lithgow returns to play Winston Churchill in season three of “The Crown”.
This portrait of the British Royal family in 1987 was used as the Royal Household’s Christmas card.
Pope John XXIII, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, was born on this day, November 25, in 1881.
Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on November 20, 1925.
Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, in 1917. Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India.
Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist Margaret Atwood turned 80 this week.
The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, was born on this day, November 14, in 1889.
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.
November 11 marks the end of World War I, in 1919, and is observed as a day of remembrance.
Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti will be the subjects of a new museum opening in Beijing in 2020.
French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus was born on this day, November 7, in 1913.
Perkins and Will established their global architecture and design firm in 1935.
Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite was born on this day, November 4, in 1916.
Happy Halloween to “Peanuts” fans thinking about “The Great Pumpkin” today.
Muhammad Ali became the heavyweight champion of the world for the second time on this day in 1974, when he knocked out George Foreman.
Baruj Benacerraf was born on this day in 1920. He was a Venezuelan-American immunologist.
Jonas Salk was born on this day, October 28, in 1914.
A mystery is solved thanks to our wonderful colleagues at Archives Canada, where the Karsh Fonds are held.