We are pleased to announce that the Bank of England chose Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh to appear on the front of its all-new polymer banknote.
Royal Canadian Mint and the Estate of Yousuf Karsh are excited to announce this new limited edition silver coin available for sale.
Nobel Prizes are generally awarded today, December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. In 1938, Pearl Buck became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables is hosting the exhibition from now through January 20, 2019.
On January 6, 1982, Yousuf Karsh photographed George H. W. Bush, Vice President of the United States. Also present, and to be photographed, was Bush’s dear friend and colleague, James Baker, the White House Chief of Staff.
George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States, has died.
On this day, November 29, in 1967, Robert S. McNamara announced that he would resign as Secretary of Defense and become president of the World Bank.
Viscountess Astor was the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat, winning a by-election on November 28, 1919.
The enormously successful “Living Modern” exhibition continues its travels.
From the time of the Founding Fathers until the time of Lincoln, the date Thanksgiving was observed varied from state to state. In 1939, President Roosevelt signed a presidential proclamation changing the holiday to the next to last Thursday in November, for business reasons.
On this day, November 20, in 1947, Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.
These beautiful paintings are a gift from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Karsh Center, and will hang in the shelter bringing joy, reflection and inspiration to our guests and anyone who visits the WLP community.
Among the many birthday celebrations taking place in honor of His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Channel island of Jersey has released a series of commemorative stamps.
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the First World War ended, with Germany signing an armistice agreement with the Allies.
“I had never taken my camera into an industrial plant. Now I was not only to take my camera there but was to work for many days amid the smoke, fire and dust… The men in such an environment daily go about their works almost casually.”
This portrait of German-French painter Hans Hartung is fresh from the scanner.
The remarkable reign of Her Majesty The Queen presents another historic milestone as we mark the 65th anniversary of her coronation.
It came to our attention that this photograph of Marshall McLuhan is the inspiration for someone’s Halloween costume this year.
The NPG received a major gift to its collection of more than 100 Karsh portraits in 2012 and due to the popularity of the work they use the images for various promotions and products.
John Glenn returned to space on October 29, 1998, as a payload specialist on Space Shuttle Discovery, nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
Karsh had closed his studio in Ottawa in 1992, aged 84, but he traveled to the White House to photograph the new president, Bill Clinton, and Hillary, in 1993.
Tickets are now available for a recital of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” at Salisbury Cathedral in England.
In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood.
Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie was born on this day, October 21, in 1917.
Click to see a very 21st century application applied to this Karsh portrait of Princess Elizabeth from 1951.
Choreographer and director Jerome Robbins was born on October 11, in 1918, making this his centenary year.
Jean-Paul Riopelle was born on this day, October 7, in 1923.
Seventy-one years ago on October 5, President Harry Truman gave the first ever televised presidential address from the White House.
“At the age of forty, Jonas Salk became the most beloved scientist in America. He was probably the most beloved scientist the world has ever seen.”
James “Jimmy” Carter was born on this day, October 1, in 1924.
French-Armenian singer, lyricist, actor, public activist and diplomat Charles Aznavour left behind more than 1,200 songs, and sales of 180 million records.
J. Paul Getty is pictured at home in England, in 1964. In the background hangs Diana and her Nymphs on the Hunt.
Slow Burn is the new podcast released by Slate that covers the Clinton years, his affair with Monica Lewinsky, and how the Republican party coalesced around his impeachment.
On this day, September 20, 1973, Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in a highly publicized “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match.
Britain’s BBC TV is now airing the 10 part series “Trust”, starring Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty.
Thanks to social media, we sometimes discover gems new to the Estate. This lovely photograph of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer being photographed by Yousuf Karsh in 1956 is a perfect example.
“This extraordinary show of Marc Chagall’s work will be the only one of its kind in Florida.”
This week the United States will seat a new supreme court justice. Yousuf Karsh photographed several North American justices, from the 1930s to the 1970s.
As well as telling the compelling story behind the 1941 portrait of Winston Churchill that truly launched Karsh’s career, Estrellita speaks to how Karsh’s own history informed his work, leading to such intimate and honest photographs.
Dayton Art Institute is the only midwest stop for the traveling “American Portraits” exhibition, and it closes soon, on September 16, 2018.
The book conservator for the Harvard Library is working on the conservation of the Solti archive of conductor’s scores.