The Bank of England chose Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh to appear on the front of its all-new polymer banknote which is now in circulation across the United Kingdom.
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Eleanor Roosevelt was born on this day, October 11, in 1884.
October 5th marks the anniversary of Earl Warren’s swearing-in as the 14th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Charlton Heston was born on this day, October 4, in 1923.
James Earl Carter Jr. was born on this day, October 1, in 1924.
American soprano Jessye Norman has died.
Actress, singer, and animal rights activist Brigitte “B.B.” Bardot, turned 85 on September 28.
“60 Minutes” debuted on American television in September, 1968.
Jacques Chirac, former premier of France, has died.
The creative genius Jim Henson was born on this day, September 24, in 1936.
New to the digital archives is this beautiful scan of the one and only Harold Prince.
Actress and singer Sophia Loren was born on this day, September 20, in 1934.
“The Testaments” is Margaret Atwood’s sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale”.
“Reflection: 180 Years in Photography” opened in August at The Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, Texas, and includes two original photographs by Yousuf Karsh.
The Lévy Gorvy Gallery in New York is pleased to announce “Pierre Soulages: A Century”, an exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of France’s foremost living artist
These two characters co-hosted a workshop in Yosemite in 1977, and thanks to social media, we heard a new tale from the event.
“The Roaring Lion” is launching this month from The Royal Canadian Mint. This limited edition collectible is the third coin that features an image by Karsh.
The paperback version of Andrew Roberts’ Churchill biography “Walking With Destiny” is out now from Penguin Random House.
In honor of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, we present John L. Lewis, an American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960.
Fifty-six years ago, in August, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
In 1938 Karsh photographed founding members of the C.C.F, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, a democratic socialist political party in Canada.
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, was born on this day, August 26, in 1910.
American theatrical producer and director Harold “Hal” Prince died last month. Prince is associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century.
Comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian, Jerry Lewis, died on this day, August 20, in 2017.
The 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, was born on this day, August 19, in 1946.
Banksy’s Turf War, above, reproduces Karsh’s famous portrait of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill with a slight difference.
On August 15, in 1947, India and Pakistan gained their independence after 200 years of British rule.
Strikes that took place in Poland on August 14, 1980, would lead to Solidarność.
Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899. He was photographed for TV Guide in 1960 – the year of “Psycho.”
In July, Pope Francis approved a miracle that occurred through the intercession of Archbishop Sheen, clearing the way for his beatification.
Thanks to the Internet and to social media, the Estate receives regular inquiries from a variety of people and organizations. This week we were asked if we could confirm whether a color portrait of Vannevar Bush was indeed made by Mr. Karsh.
On August 6, in 1965, US President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote.
Karsh photographed Robert Oppenheimer, known as one of the “fathers of the atomic bomb”, in 1956, at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
Ottawa City Council established the Karsh Award in 2003 to honor the enduring legacy of Yousuf and his brother Malak Karsh.
Neil Armstrong took many photographs while on the surface of the moon, including this image of his famous footstep. He later gave this print to Mr. Karsh to thank him for a portrait session.
Bernard Madoff has made an application for clemency in the hope of reducing his 150 year sentence he received for his Ponzi scheme.
On July 24, 1974, in United States v. Nixon, the Court ruled unanimously that claims of executive privilege over the “Watergate” tapes were void.
Photographer Berenice Abbott was born on this day, July 17, in 1898.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969, and the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.
In July of 1964, Senator Barry Goldwater won the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.