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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March 30, 2020, marks the 29th anniversary of the assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan.
British politician James Callaghan was born on this day, March 27, in 1912.
On March 26, 1953, Dr. Jonas Salk went on CBS radio to announce his vaccine for poliomyelitis.
Gloria Steinem was born on this day, March 25, in 1934.
In honor of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday on March 22, we have added this portrait to our website.
Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada from 1984-1993, was born on this day, March 20, in 1939.
“Going through my parents’ wedding album… On the cover of the CPR dining car menu is a beautiful photo of a Mountie by Yousuf Karsh.”
Ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolph Nureyev was born on this day, March 17, in 1938.
“The King of Comedy” Jerry Lewis was born on this day, March 16, in 1926.
Scottish biologist, physician, microbiologist, and pharmacologist Alexander Fleming died on this day, March 11, in 1955.
American author, politician, ambassador and public conservative figure Clare Boothe Luce was born on this day, March 10, in 1903.
TIME magazine has created a list of 100 Women of the Year.
Pearl Buck was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1938.
This portrait of Albert Einstein is recognized as one of Mr. Karsh’s most iconic images.
“Cardiology” magazine features this portrait of Helen Taussig in their article “Pediatric Cardiology: A Specialty Spurred by the Groundbreaking Work of Women.”
Hosni Mubarak was an Egyptian military and political leader who served as the fourth president of Egypt.
British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor was born on this day, February 27, in 1932.
February marks the 58th anniversary of John Glenn’s orbit of the Earth.
The French fashion designer Christian Dior was born on February 21, in 1905.
Landscape photographer, environmentalist, and friend and colleague of Yousuf Karsh, Ansel Adams was born on this day, February 20, in 1902.
The exhibition “LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography” opens this week. Karsh photographs featured on more than 20 LIFE covers during his lifetime.
New to our digital archives: Felix Frankfurter, a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the United States Supreme Court.
Today is the Presidents’ Day federal holiday in the United States. Karsh photographed twelve United States Presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton.
On this day, February 12, in 2000, the world lost one of its most beloved cartoonists, Charles “Sparky” Schulz.
Celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years in prison on February 11, 1990, we added this portrait of the great man to our online archive.
The Right Honorable Harold Macmillan was born on this day, February 10, in 1894.
On February 6, in 1952, Britain’s King George VI died and his eldest daughter Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II.
It’s 1957. You are at a beautiful beach house overlooking the Pacific. You’re there with Cary Grant, Clare Boothe Luce and Aldous Huxley and they are on an acid trip.
Philip Glass was born on this day, January 31, in 1937.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on this day, January 30, in 1882.
We licensed this portrait of Nelson Mandela to illustrate a poem for a book, sales of which will benefit the important work of Dublin Simon Community, Ireland.
American novelist, poet, short-story writer, and critic, John Updike died on this day, January 27, in 2009.
The world lost an icon on this day, January 23, in 1978 when Paul Robeson, American bass baritone, stage and film actor, and political activist, died.
“Collecting New York’s Stories: Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious” opens tomorrow, January 22, 2020, at The Museum of the City of New York.
Mrs. Estrellita Karsh celebrates her 90th birthday this weekend, on January 19. Estrellita Nachbar met Yousuf Karsh in 1961.
Muhammad Ali was born on this day, January 17, in 1942.
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 is the 2019 Karsh Award winner and his exhibition opens on January 23, 2019, at the Karsh-Masson Gallery, in Ottawa’s City Hall.
Russell William Bannock was a Canadian fighter ace during the Second World War.