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The Crown

The Crown

Netflix series “The Crown” is proving to be one of the most successful and most “binge-watched” series of all time. Naturally, Mr. Karsh photographed many of the people who are portrayed in the show.  […]

Glenn Gould at the Embassy of Canada, Moscow

Glenn Gould at the Embassy of Canada, Moscow

On the occasion of Canada Day 2018, the Embassy of Canada in Moscow was honoured to celebrate the enduring cultural legacies of internationally renowned Canadian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh and legendary Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould. […]

Charles Rado

Charles Rado

The Rapho photographic agency was founded in Paris in 1933 by Charles Rado, a Hungarian immigrant. Rapho initially represented the small group of Hungarian friends and refugee photographers Brassaï, Nora Dumas, Ergy Landau and Ylla. […]

“We Met in Paris”

“We Met in Paris”

Joan E. Howard is the director of Petite Plaisance, the former home of Marguerite Yourcenar and Grace Frick. Available now in hardcover and digital download from University of Missouri Press is Howard’s latest book, “We Met in Paris” Grace Frick and Her Life with Marguerite Yourcenar. […]

Guggenheim Museum Presents Giacometti

Guggenheim Museum Presents Giacometti

From June 8 to September 12, 2018, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the work of the Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) – the first major museum exhibition in the United States in more than 15 years dedicated to the Swiss-born artist. […]

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

On this day, June 6, in 1968, 42 year-old presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot dead in Los Angeles. He had just won the California presidential primaries in the 1968 election. […]

Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

“Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms” opened at the New-York Historical Society this week and is the first internationally touring exhibition devoted to Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. This 1956 portrait by Karsh hangs at the very start of the exhibition. […]

Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary

On this day, May 29, in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Nepali Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay were the first recorded climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.  […]

Star Wars

Star Wars

On this day, May 25, in 1977, the film Star Wars was released in American movie theaters. […]

William Schwartz, 1933-2017

William Schwartz, 1933-2017

We recently learned of the passing of Dean William Schwartz, of Boston University School of Law. Dean Schwartz served as professor of law at the school for more than 30 years.  […]

Earl Warren: Brown v. Board of Education

Earl Warren: Brown v. Board of Education

“…the extent to which we maintain the spirit of our constitution with its Bill of Rights, will in the long run do more to make it both secure and the object of adulation than the number of hydrogen bombs we stockpile.” […]

Douglas Cardinal

Douglas Cardinal

Douglas Cardinal is a Canadian architect based in Ottawa, Canada. He is still practicing, and his firm was recently in touch about using a portrait. […]

Coronation of George VI

Coronation of George VI

On this day, May 12, in 1937, George VI was crowned King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. In 1939, King George became the first British monarch to visit America and Canada. […]

Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito

Yugoslav communist revolutionary and political leader, Josip Broz, died on this day, May 4, in 1980. […]

Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk

On this day, April 26, in 1954, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine began field trials. […]

Tennessee Williams – Playwright & Painter

Tennessee Williams – Playwright & Painter

“Tennessee Williams – Playwright & Painter” is an exhibition featuring nine of Tennessee William’s paintings dating from the 1970s. Hanging in the gallery is an enlargement of this iconic photograph of Williams, made by Karsh in 1956. […]

President James Carter

President James Carter

93 year old President James Carter was unable to attend the funeral of First Lady Barbara Bush last week, because he and his wife, Rosalynn, were traveling. […]

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist.  […]

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

On this day, April 18, in 1956, American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.
“The animated movie star welcomed me to her New York apartment in blue jeans, with her hair in curlers!” […]

Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography

Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography

Our friend and colleague Julia Van Haaften, founding curator of the New York Public Library’s photography collection, has released her in-depth biography Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography. […]

Giacometti: Final Portrait

Giacometti: Final Portrait

Having debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2017, director Stanley Tucci’s biopic of Alberto Giacometti, “Final Portrait,” is now on wide release.  […]

Yukio Ozaki’s Cherry Blossoms

Yukio Ozaki’s Cherry Blossoms

Each year at this time, the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. commemorates the 1912 gift to the city of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo. […]

Marian Anderson sings at Lincoln Memorial

Marian Anderson sings at Lincoln Memorial

On Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, Marian Anderson performed a free open-air concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. She sang before a crowd of more than 75,000 people and a radio audience in the millions. […]

Picasso: Genius

Picasso: Genius

The National Geographic television channel will release a second season of its biographical “Genius” series on April 24th, 2018. Pablo Picasso is played by Antonio Banderas. […]

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was assassinated on this day, April 4, in 1968.  President Lyndon B. Johnson declared April 7 a national day of mourning for the civil rights leader.  […]

Joan Baez: Whistle Down the Wind

Joan Baez: Whistle Down the Wind

Joan Baez announced that she is releasing her final studio album, “Whistle Down the Wind”, and hitting the road for the last time, on an eight-month tour.  […]

“Karsh is History” at AIPAD

“Karsh is History” at AIPAD

For the second year at the AIPAD Photography Show there will be a program of photographer documentaries, shorts and features, curated by award-winning filmmaker Mary Engel. […]

“American Portraits” Traveling Exhibition

“American Portraits” Traveling Exhibition

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. launched their “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits” exhibition in 2014 in celebration of a major gift to its collection of around 100 Karsh photographs. The exhibition is now traveling the United States. […]

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