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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Pioneering American broadcast journalist Barbara Walters was born on this day, September 25, in 1929.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, reopens this weekend, with limited capacity and timed tickets, as well as outdoor installations.
Mr. Karsh photographed Supreme Court justices in both the USA and Canada throughout his career.
Here is a newly uncovered frame of Edward Steichen.
“I was delighted to learn that Johan Helders, the maitre d’ of the Château Laurier Hotel, shared my love of photography.”
American golf champion Arnold “The King” Palmer was born on this day, September 10, in 1929.
Zabou is a French street artist based in London. She travels and paints giant portraits.
Thomas Church is recognized as one of the pioneer landscape designers of Modernism in garden landscape design known as the “California Style”.
Another new addition to this website, Sir Ernest MacMillan was a Canadian orchestral conductor, composer, organist.
“Pleroma Christi” is presenting Bishop Sheen’s teachings in Spanish.
Freshly scanned from an original print is this portrait of Canadian film director, producer and actor, Norman Jewison.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi was born on this day, August 27, in 1928.
Ken Kesey was an American novelist, essayist, and countercultural figure.
“There was one picture in particular that won the attention of the photographer and of his sitter: a close-up of Thomas Mann’s hands.”
Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel “Lolita” was first published in the U.S. on this day, August 18, in 1958.
An author contacted us to inquire about “Harold Alexander” for publication in his upcoming book.
On August 11, 1949, US President Harry Truman appointed Omar Bradley the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
31st president of the United States Herbert Hoover was born on August 10, in 1874.
Andy Warhol was once advised by an art teacher to paint what he liked, which happened to be rather ordinary things.
NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong was born on this day, August 5, in 1930.
The latest series of “War Of The Worlds” will be the first UK television drama series to get cameras rolling in the pandemic era.
On July 30, 1965, US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law.
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was born on this day, July 28, in 1929.
As a 22-year-old medical student at the University of Toronto, Dr. Charles Herbert Best contributed to the discovery of insulin.
Isaac Bashevis Singer was a Polish-American writer in Yiddish.
Isaac Stern would have celebrated his centenary this year – he was born on July 21, 1920.
New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist, Edmund Hillary was born on this day, July 20, in 1919.
Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite died on this day, July 17, in 2009.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, 1969.
Gerald Ford was born on this day, July 14, in 1913. Ford is one of the twelve US presidents – from Hoover to Clinton – who were photographed by Karsh.
American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist Buckminster Fuller was born 125 years ago.
Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida celebrated her 93rd birthday last week.
This stunning portrait of Canadian author Gabrielle Roy is a new addition to the online archive.
Italian-American composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti was born on this day, July 7, in 1911.
French-American actress and dancer Leslie Caron was born on this day, July 1, in 1931.
Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said today his country needs a “Rooseveltian” approach to the economy following the coronavirus pandemic.
Beloved American graphic designer Milton Glaser has died.
Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, has died.
Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten was born on June 25, 1900.