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.
We are excited to announce that we have joined Instagram.
This portrait of Princess Grace dominates the cover of Australia’s Who magazine special collector’s edition.
Eleanor Roosevelt was an American diplomat and activist, and vocal supporter of the civil rights movement.
This portrait of René Lévesque, a minister of the government of Quebec, is included in a book about Canadian Supreme Court justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé.
This Karsh portrait of Sir Edmund Hillary is in the Auckland Museum’s collection.
John Buchan is a national figure within both a Scottish and UK context. Through his prolific writing and by his many and varied contributions to public life, he was a highly influential figure.
Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Kirsty Buchanan gives an overview of the exhibition and Karsh’s contribution to the art world.
Karsh photographed twelve United States Presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton.
Among the Karsh-related activities at the Rockwell Museum is a quiz: Which Karsh subject do you most identify with?
Karsh photographed dozens of plays at the Dominion Drama Festival from 1933 to 1938.
On this day, February 11, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years in prison.
Ronald Reagan was born on this day, February 6, in 1911.
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s traveling Karsh exhibition, “American Portraits”, opens at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY, on February 8.
Jackie Robinson was born one hundred years ago today. Robinson is legendary in the United States for being the first African American to play in Major League Baseball.
Philip Glass was born on this day, January 31, in 1937.
Jamie Bernstein and Steve J. Sherman’s book “Leonard Bernstein 100: The Masters Photograph the Maestro” is out on the shelves now.
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society has recently launched an extensive website, The Nabokovian, to celebrate the heritage of this great Russian-American writer.
“Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico” opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on January 19, 2019, and runs through May 12, 2019. The exhibition was curated by Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Curator of Photographs.
The Bauhaus was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year.
The American Publicity Director of Atlas Steels approached Mr. Karsh in 1950, saying “that for years I had been glorifying the great of this world… what about trying my hands at glorifying the humble ones of the earth.”
Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay on this day, January 17, in 1942.
“After decades of inertia, the market for the great abstract artist Hans Hartung is gaining momentum thanks to support from leading galleries and museums.”
American actress, singer, dancer and comedienne Carol Channing has died.
Journalist Robert McGarvey wrote an article for Troy Media this week, reflecting on “the enormous contribution of newcomers to Canada.” It is Karsh’s immigration story that McGarvey uses to make his point.
New evidence has emerged linking an RAF veteran to the death in 1961 of the UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a mysterious plane crash in southern Africa.
By request from a client in the Netherlands, these two portraits of American fiber artist Lenore Tawney have been freshly scanned.
On January 10, 1920, the League of Nations was formally established when the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, took effect.
Richard Nixon was born on this day, January 9, 1913. This double portrait was made and published in January 1969 as Nixon took office as the 37th president of the United States.
Hot off the scanner today is this beauty of abstract expressionist painter, sculptor and printmaker Adolph Gottlieb in his New York studio.
On this day, January 3, in 1938, Roosevelt founded the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (March of Dimes) leading to the development of polio vaccines.
December 21, 2018, marked 50 years since Apollo 8 launched into space. During this mission, William Anders took the spectacular photograph that came to be known as “Earthrise”.
Happy new year from all of us at the Karsh Estate.
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.