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Portrait of a Princess

Portrait of a Princess

Royal Canadian Mint and the Estate of Yousuf Karsh are excited to announce this new limited edition silver coin available for sale. […]

Pearl Buck

Pearl Buck

Nobel Prizes are generally awarded today, December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. In 1938, Pearl Buck became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. […]

Bush, Baker and Karsh

Bush, Baker and Karsh

On January 6, 1982, Yousuf Karsh photographed George H. W. Bush, Vice President of the United States. Also present, and to be photographed, was Bush’s dear friend and colleague, James Baker, the White House Chief of Staff. […]

Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara

On this day, November 29, in 1967, Robert S. McNamara announced that he would resign as Secretary of Defense and become president of the World Bank. […]

Viscountess Astor

Viscountess Astor

Viscountess Astor was the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat, winning a by-election on November 28, 1919. […]

President Roosevelt and Thanksgiving Day in the United States

President Roosevelt and Thanksgiving Day in the United States

From the time of the Founding Fathers until the time of Lincoln, the date Thanksgiving was observed varied from state to state. In 1939, President Roosevelt signed a presidential proclamation changing the holiday to the next to last Thursday in November, for business reasons. […]

General Andrew McNaughton

General Andrew McNaughton

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the First World War ended, with Germany signing an armistice agreement with the Allies. […]

Gow Crapper

Gow Crapper

“I had never taken my camera into an industrial plant. Now I was not only to take my camera there but was to work for many days amid the smoke, fire and dust… The men in such an environment daily go about their works almost casually.” […]

Hans Hartung

Hans Hartung

This portrait of German-French painter Hans Hartung is fresh from the scanner.  […]

Halloween

Halloween

It came to our attention that this photograph of Marshall McLuhan is the inspiration for someone’s Halloween costume this year. […]

Colonel John Glenn

Colonel John Glenn

John Glenn returned to space on October 29, 1998, as a payload specialist on Space Shuttle Discovery, nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth.  […]

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Karsh had closed his studio in Ottawa in 1992, aged 84, but he traveled to the White House to photograph the new president, Bill Clinton, and Hillary, in 1993. […]

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood. […]

Jerome Robbins

Jerome Robbins

Choreographer and director Jerome Robbins was born on October 11, in 1918, making this his centenary year.  […]

Charles Aznavour, 1924-2018

Charles Aznavour, 1924-2018

French-Armenian singer, lyricist, actor, public activist and diplomat Charles Aznavour left behind more than 1,200 songs, and sales of 180 million records. […]

Slow Burn: Bill Clinton

Slow Burn: Bill Clinton

Slow Burn is the new podcast released by Slate that covers the Clinton years, his affair with Monica Lewinsky, and how the Republican party coalesced around his impeachment.  […]

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

Thanks to social media, we sometimes discover gems new to the Estate. This lovely photograph of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer being photographed by Yousuf Karsh in 1956 is a perfect example. […]

Supreme Court Justices

Supreme Court Justices

This week the United States will seat a new supreme court justice. Yousuf Karsh photographed several North American justices, from the 1930s to the 1970s. […]

Estrellita Karsh Interview for WYSO

Estrellita Karsh Interview for WYSO

As well as telling the compelling story behind the 1941 portrait of Winston Churchill that truly launched Karsh’s career, Estrellita speaks to how Karsh’s own history informed his work, leading to such intimate and honest photographs. […]

Georg Solti

Georg Solti

The book conservator for the Harvard Library is working on the conservation of the Solti archive of conductor’s scores. […]

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