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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The American actress, singer and dancer Judy Garland was born on this day, June 10, in 1992.
Marguerite Yourcenar was a French novelist and essayist who was born in Brussels on this day, June 8, in 1903.
Karsh photographed a handful of his fellow photographers. Robert Capa was photographed in 1981 and 1990.
On June 3, 1937, former King Edward VIII married Wallis Simpson.
George Bernard Shaw’s wife, Charlotte, played a vital role in his masterworks.
Steinbeck’s first successful novel, “Tortilla Flat”, was published on this day, May 28, in 1935.
Nehru was an Indian independence activist and, subsequently, the first Prime Minister of India.
Newly added to the website are two portraits of Betty Ford.
British politician Harold Wilson died on this day, May 24, in 1995.
Today is the centenary of the birth of Andrei Sakharov.
Another image freshly added to the website, American political activist and attorney Ralph Nader.
In 1992, Karsh published a book of portraits made in 1990 and 1991.
American jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck is new to the website.
“The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter” is out now from Crown/Random House.
A new CD box set of Leonard Bernstein conducting works by Igor Stravinsky is out now from Sony Classical.
Josip Broz, commonly known as Tito, was born on this day, May 7, in 1892.
“They had as wonderful a time with me as their willing and hapless victim as I did relishing their antics.”
Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister on this day, May 4, in 1979.
“You know, Mr. Karsh, the one that I would like you to photograph is not myself so much as my faithful aide.”
The conductor Zubin Mehta was born on this day, April 29, in 1936.
Astronaut Michael Collins has died.
Dogū are small humanoid and animal figurines made during the later part of the Jōmon period of prehistoric Japan.
Magazines and newspapers around the world published Karsh photographs upon the announcement of Prince Philip’s death earlier this month.
Great Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, Elizabeth II, is 95 today.
Konrad Adenauer was a German statesman who served as the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 to 1963.
Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, in 1947.
Bernard Madoff has died aged 82.
“Canada’s Storytellers: the Governor General’s Literary Award Laureates” is out now from University of Ottawa Press.
American architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright died on this day, April 9, in 1959.
Britain’s Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died.
On this day in 1963, Gregory Peck won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Rare special permission was granted to editor Michael Karlen to create a color version of a black and white portrait of Mikhail Gorbachev.
American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist James Watson was born on this day in 1928.
Kurt Weill’s “Happy End”. Comedy with music, in three acts.
On this day, April 2, in 2005, John Paul II died at his home in the Vatican.
Professional Canadian ice hockey player Gordie Howe was born on March 31, 1928.
Yuri Gagarin, the Russian pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space, died at just 34 years old on March 27, in 1968.
Feminist, journalist, and social political activist Gloria Steinem was born on this day, March 25, in 1934.
“Look who I have with me,” she cried triumphantly, “Michael Karsh Taylor!”