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Estrellita Karsh

Estrellita Karsh

Mrs. Estrellita Karsh celebrates her 90th birthday this weekend, on January 19. Estrellita Nachbar met Yousuf Karsh in 1961. […]

Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929. In 1964, King became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in the U.S. […]

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright is the 2019 Karsh Award winner and his exhibition opens on January 23, 2019, at the Karsh-Masson Gallery, in Ottawa’s City Hall. […]

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson

On January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.  […]

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

On this day, January 7, in 1999, the Senate trial for President Bill Clinton’s impeachment began. […]

Dr. Alfred Blalock

Dr. Alfred Blalock

Alfred Blalock was an American surgeon most noted for his work on the medical condition of shock as well as “Blue baby syndrome”. […]

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

American writer and professor of biochemistry Isaac Asimov was born on this day, January 2, in 1920. […]

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Today is the anniversary of Churchill’s famous “some chicken, some neck!” speech, immediately after which Karsh would make his outstanding portrait of the great British Prime Minister. […]

Ruth Draper

Ruth Draper

In 2019, 25 recordings were added to the United States Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. One of them is Ruth Draper. […]

Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Duke and Duchess of Windsor

On December 11, 1936, after ruling for less than one year, Edward VIII became the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne, as he wished to marry a divorcée. […]

Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Animator, voice actor and film producer Walt Disney was born on December 5, in 1901. […]

John Walker

John Walker

John Walker was an American art curator, and the second director of the National Gallery of Art, from 1956 to 1969. […]

Dr. Christiaan Barnard

Dr. Christiaan Barnard

On this day in December, 1967, the first human heart transplant was performed in South Africa by Dr Christiaan Barnard. […]

Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

American composer and conductor Aaron Copland died on this day, December 2, in 1990. […]

Royal Christmas Cards

Royal Christmas Cards

This portrait of the British Royal family in 1987 was used as the Royal Household’s Christmas card. […]

Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, was born on this day, November 25, in 1881. […]

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, in 1917. Gandhi was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. […]

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist Margaret Atwood turned 80 this week. […]

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru

The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, was born on this day, November 14, in 1889. […]

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

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.  […]

Albert Camus

Albert Camus

French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus was born on this day, November 7, in 1913. […]

Perkins and Will

Perkins and Will

Perkins and Will established their global architecture and design firm in 1935. […]

Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite

Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite was born on this day, November 4, in 1916. […]

Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz

Happy Halloween to “Peanuts” fans thinking about “The Great Pumpkin” today. […]

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

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

Baruj Benacerraf

Baruj Benacerraf was born on this day in 1920. He was a Venezuelan-American immunologist. […]

Archives Canada

Archives Canada

A mystery is solved thanks to our wonderful colleagues at Archives Canada, where the Karsh Fonds are held. […]

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