At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the First World War ended, with Germany signing an armistice agreement with the Allies.
“I had never taken my camera into an industrial plant. Now I was not only to take my camera there but was to work for many days amid the smoke, fire and dust… The men in such an environment daily go about their works almost casually.”
This portrait of German-French painter Hans Hartung is fresh from the scanner.
The remarkable reign of Her Majesty The Queen presents another historic milestone as we mark the 65th anniversary of her coronation.
It came to our attention that this photograph of Marshall McLuhan is the inspiration for someone’s Halloween costume this year.
The NPG received a major gift to its collection of more than 100 Karsh portraits in 2012 and due to the popularity of the work they use the images for various promotions and products.
John Glenn returned to space on October 29, 1998, as a payload specialist on Space Shuttle Discovery, nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
Tickets are now available for a recital of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” at Salisbury Cathedral in England.
In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood.
Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie was born on this day, October 21, in 1917.
Click to see a very 21st century application applied to this Karsh portrait of Princess Elizabeth from 1951.
Choreographer and director Jerome Robbins was born on October 11, in 1918, making this his centenary year.
Jean-Paul Riopelle was born on this day, October 7, in 1923.
Seventy-one years ago on October 5, President Harry Truman gave the first ever televised presidential address from the White House.
“At the age of forty, Jonas Salk became the most beloved scientist in America. He was probably the most beloved scientist the world has ever seen.”
James “Jimmy” Carter was born on this day, October 1, in 1924.
French-Armenian singer, lyricist, actor, public activist and diplomat Charles Aznavour left behind more than 1,200 songs, and sales of 180 million records.
J. Paul Getty is pictured at home in England, in 1964. In the background hangs Diana and her Nymphs on the Hunt.
Slow Burn is the new podcast released by Slate that covers the Clinton years, his affair with Monica Lewinsky, and how the Republican party coalesced around his impeachment.
On this day, September 20, 1973, Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in a highly publicized “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match.
Britain’s BBC TV is now airing the 10 part series “Trust”, starring Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty.
Thanks to social media, we sometimes discover gems new to the Estate. This lovely photograph of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer being photographed by Yousuf Karsh in 1956 is a perfect example.
“This extraordinary show of Marc Chagall’s work will be the only one of its kind in Florida.”
This week the United States will seat a new supreme court justice. Yousuf Karsh photographed several North American justices, from the 1930s to the 1970s.
As well as telling the compelling story behind the 1941 portrait of Winston Churchill that truly launched Karsh’s career, Estrellita speaks to how Karsh’s own history informed his work, leading to such intimate and honest photographs.
Dayton Art Institute is the only midwest stop for the traveling “American Portraits” exhibition, and it closes soon, on September 16, 2018.
The book conservator for the Harvard Library is working on the conservation of the Solti archive of conductor’s scores.
It is a great pleasure to announce Anne Havinga’s appointment to the Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Chair of the Department of Photography at Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Fulton Sheen was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio.
“Our session lasted three-and-a-half hours. From time to time we would stop to refresh ourselves with Cuban rum and Coke. “Tell me,” he said, “about photographing Helen Keller.””
Karsh photographed two musical artists who performed that famous weekend: Ravi Shankar and Joan Baez.
Australian Women’s Weekly is celebrating its 85th anniversary with this souvenir edition featuring one of Yousuf Karsh’s portraits of Her Majesty as the full cover.
“It is our hope that Maine high school students will view the poster and will learn about a scientist important to the field of medical genetics and from their home state of Maine.”
On this day, July 30, in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law in the United States.
On this day, July 26, in 1775, the United States postal system was established.
Netflix series “The Crown” is proving to be one of the most successful and most “binge-watched” series of all time.
On this day, July 18, in 1918, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born.
Palo Alto City Library is currently holding a small photographic exhibit on the work of Mr. Stone.
Dr. Hans Selye was a pioneering Hungarian-Canadian endocrinologist known for demonstrating the existence of biological stress.
Who headed the United Mine Workers of America?