At the urging of Eleanor Roosevelt, Harold Ickes permitted Marian Anderson to perform at the Lincoln Memorial on April 9, 1939.
Ravi Shankar was born on this day, April 8, in 1920.
Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, died on this day, April 8, in 2013.
Charlton Heston died on this day, April 5, in 2008.
On this day, April 3, in 1948, President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, named after General George C. Marshall.
William A. M. Burden was Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Air in 1943.
A restoration centre to preserve the work of Ernest Hemingway has opened in Cuba.
I. M. Pei’s glass and metal pyramid, the Pyramide du Louvre, is thirty years old.
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I premiered on this day, March 29, in 1951, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre.
Physicist Safi Bahcall’s new book “Loonshots” reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior and the challenges of nurturing radical breakthroughs.
On this day, March 27, in 1958, Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev replaced Nicolay Bulganin as Soviet premier.
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.
In 1945, Karsh became naturalized Canadian citizen number 10 and was given a passport.
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.
Jamie Bernstein and Steve J. Sherman’s book “Leonard Bernstein 100: The Masters Photograph the Maestro” is out on the shelves now.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
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.