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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American architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright died on this day, April 9, in 1959.
Britain’s Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died.
On this day in 1963, Gregory Peck won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Rare special permission was granted to editor Michael Karlen to create a color version of a black and white portrait of Mikhail Gorbachev.
American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist James Watson was born on this day in 1928.
Kurt Weill’s “Happy End”. Comedy with music, in three acts.
On this day, April 2, in 2005, John Paul II died at his home in the Vatican.
Professional Canadian ice hockey player Gordie Howe was born on March 31, 1928.
Yuri Gagarin, the Russian pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space, died at just 34 years old on March 27, in 1968.
Feminist, journalist, and social political activist Gloria Steinem was born on this day, March 25, in 1934.
“Look who I have with me,” she cried triumphantly, “Michael Karsh Taylor!”
91st birthday wishes today, March 22, to the one and only Stephen Sondheim.
Josef Albers was a German-born artist and educator, born on March 19, 1888.
Photographed towards the end of Mr. Karsh’s career, the “American Legends” series included more than 50 great names.
The photograph, from 1940, was a “family scandal” due to her bare shoulders.
German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was born on March 14, in 1879.
We are very pleased to announce our partnership with the creators of the new three-part, six-hour series “Hemingway.”
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov was born on this day, March 9, in 1890.
This portrait of Joan Crawford with one of her poodles has been freshly added to the website.
“Manners, Morals, and Medical Care – How to be an Effective Physician” has just been published by Springer.
Karsh photographed Arthur Miller for Karsh’s 1992 book “American Legends.”
Linus Pauling, born February 28, 1901, was an American chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator.
Corazon Aquino was a Filipino politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, becoming the first woman to hold that office.
American playwright Tennessee Williams died on February 25, in 1983.
On February 24, 2008, after nearly 50 years in power, Fidel Castro retired as President of Cuba.
Today marks the 67th anniversary of the first mass inoculation against polio with the Jonas Salk vaccine.
Robert Oppenheimer, theoretical physicist and one of the “fathers of the atomic bomb”, died on this day, February 18, in 1967.
American magazine Newsweek launched on February 17, in 1933.
We mark the anniversary of Charles Schulz’s final “Peanuts” strip which ran in the Sunday papers on February 13, 2000.
American actress Kim Novak celebrated her 88th birthday on February 13, 2021.
Scottish novelist and politician John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, died on this day, February 11, in 1940
The Eisenhower Memorial Commission has sent their final dispatch, as the Eisenhower Memorial is now in the stewardship of the National Park Service.
Plummer made his Broadway debut in 1954, and received multiple accolades including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the age of 82.
Russian-American violinist Jascha Heifetz was born on February 2, in 1901.
Bertrand Russell was a polymath, philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate.
American film actor Clark Gable was born on February 1, in 1901.
In 1953 Karsh set off to investigate the Calgary Stampede on assignment for Maclean’s magazine.
Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime and is the only poet to receive four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
Polish-American classical pianist Artur Rubenstein was born on this day, January 28, in 1887.