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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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.
Jackie Robinson, who was the first African-American to play in US major league baseball, died on this day, October 24, in 1972.
The Guggenheim Museum opened on October 21 in 1959, on New York City’s Fifth Avenue.
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.