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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French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo died earlier this month.
We are thrilled to announce the opening of a major exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Mann’s 1918 book “Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man” was recently reissued by New York Review of Books.
The English author H. G. Wells was born on this day, September 21, in 1866.
“Muhammad Ali arrived at my New York studio with a breathless young editor trailing behind.”
French photographer and painter Jacques Henri Lartigue died on September 12, in 1986 (b. 1894).
“Paris was without electric power when I photographed the eminent Catholic writer.”
Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27, 1908.
American lawyer and politician Edward “Ted” Kennedy died on this day, August 25, in 2009.
Canadian politician and journalist René Lévesque was born on this day, August 24, in 1922.
Look closely, and you can see Rockwell’s sketches of Karsh as he set up his cameras and lighting.
Warren K. Cook was photographed on January 31, 1945, one of 243 Sitters listed in Mr. Karsh’s records for that year.
The jazz musician posed in 1990, for Karsh’s “American Legends” project.
Alfred Hitchcock was photographed in 1960, the same year he released his masterpiece, “Psycho.”
Eunice Kennedy Shriver died on this day, August 11, in 2009.
On August 11, 1949, US President Harry Truman appointed Omar Bradley the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
America’s Smithsonian Institution was established 175 years ago today, in 1846, with funds from the Englishman James Smithson.
NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong was born on this day, August 5, in 1930.
The Summer 2021 issue of “Humanities,” the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, features an article about Eleanor Roosevelt’s writing career.
In 1985, Yousuf Karsh was assigned to photograph a group of creatives for “Apple Canada, Inc.”
It is worth taking a few minutes (or hours) to search the Library and Archives of Canada’s online collection for early Karsh images.
Truman signed Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948, calling for the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces.
In 1959 and 1960, Karsh photographed more than a dozen public figures for “TV Guide.”
The results of the 1945 United Kingdom general election were declared on July 26, with Labor’s Clement Attlee winning a landslide victory.
King was Canada’s 10th Prime Minister and served from 1921-1930, and again from 1935-1948.
New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist, Edmund Hillary was born on this day, July 20, in 1919.
With my usual impatience I jumped into the motorboat. “No, no,” Leacock shouted. “We’re going out in the canoe. I’ll paddle.”
We lost Mr. Karsh on this day, July 13, in 2002.
Canadian author Gabrielle Roy died on this day, July 13, in 1983.
England has not won a major football tournament since winning the World Cup in 1966, when Harold Wilson was Prime Minister.
American businessman and politician Nelson Rockefeller was born on this day, July 8, in 1908.
This portrait of the American former World No. 1 professional tennis player Billie Jean King is newly added to the database.
Karsh took passport photographs in the 1930s.
The United States Supreme Court’s first African-American justice, Thurgood Marshall, was born on July 2, in 1908.
Dr. John P. Merrill was an American physician and medical researcher.
Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday which celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867.
American engineer, inventor and science administrator, Vannevar Bush, died on this day, June 28, in 1974.
The MMFA in Montgomery, Alabama, re-installed the Karsh walk for their Juneteenth celebrations.
On June 24, in 1901, Pablo Picasso held his first major exhibition.