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Pierre Soulages: A Century

Pierre Soulages: A Century

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 […]

John L. Lewis

John L. Lewis

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. […]

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

Fifty-six years ago, in August, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. […]

C.C.F. Founding Members

C.C.F. Founding Members

In 1938 Karsh photographed founding members of the C.C.F, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, a democratic socialist political party in Canada. […]

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known as Mother Teresa, was born on this day, August 26, in 1910. […]

Harold Prince, 1928-2019

Harold Prince, 1928-2019

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. […]

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

Comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian, Jerry Lewis, died on this day, August 20, in 2017. […]

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

The 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, was born on this day, August 19, in 1946. […]

Banksy’s Turf War

Banksy’s Turf War

Banksy’s Turf War, above, reproduces Karsh’s famous portrait of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill with a slight difference. […]

Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa

Strikes that took place in Poland on August 14, 1980, would lead to Solidarność. […]

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899. He was photographed for TV Guide in 1960 – the year of “Psycho.” […]

Fulton J. Sheen

Fulton J. Sheen

In July, Pope Francis approved a miracle that occurred through the intercession of Archbishop Sheen, clearing the way for his beatification. […]

Vannevar Bush

Vannevar Bush

Thanks to the Internet and to social media, the Estate receives regular inquiries from a variety of people and organizations. This week we were asked if we could confirm whether a color portrait of Vannevar Bush was indeed made by Mr. Karsh. […]

Voting Rights Act

Voting Rights Act

On August 6, in 1965, US President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote. […]

The Karsh Award

The Karsh Award

Ottawa City Council established the Karsh Award in 2003 to honor the enduring legacy of Yousuf and his brother Malak Karsh. […]

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong took many photographs while on the surface of the moon, including this image of his famous footstep. He later gave this print to Mr. Karsh to thank him for a portrait session.  […]

Bernard Madoff

Bernard Madoff

Bernard Madoff has made an application for clemency in the hope of reducing his 150 year sentence he received for his Ponzi scheme.  […]

Watergate Scandal

Watergate Scandal

On July 24, 1974, in United States v. Nixon, the Court ruled unanimously that claims of executive privilege over the “Watergate” tapes were void. […]

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969, and the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. […]

Barry Goldwater

Barry Goldwater

In July of 1964, Senator Barry Goldwater won the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.  […]

Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin became the first President of the Russian Federation on this day, July 10, in 1991.  […]

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

The producer and theatre owner Sir Cameron Mackintosh has announced that he is planning to rename the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End as the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.  […]

Civil Rights Act

Civil Rights Act

On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. […]

Canada Day

Canada Day

Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday which celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867. […]

The Charter of the United Nations

The Charter of the United Nations

In 1945, Karsh was sent by LIFE to photograph the delegates at the United Nations Conference on International Organization, which included Vyacheslav Molotov. […]

Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser

American graphic designer Milton Glaser was born on this day, June 26, in 1929. He is most well known for the logo “I Love New York” […]

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

On June 24, in 1901, Pablo Picasso had his first exhibition in Paris, “Yo Picasso” (I Picasso) at the Galerie Vollard.  […]

Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto was born on this day, June 21, in 1953. She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation. […]

Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky

Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor Igor Stravinsky was born on this day, June 17, in 1882. […]

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