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Fulton J. Sheen

Fulton J. Sheen

Fulton Sheen was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. […]

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

“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.”” […]

Woodstock

Woodstock

Karsh photographed two musical artists who performed that famous weekend: Ravi Shankar and Joan Baez. […]

Dr. Victor McKusick

Dr. Victor McKusick

“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.” […]

The Crown

The Crown

Netflix series “The Crown” is proving to be one of the most successful and most “binge-watched” series of all time. […]

Edward Durell Stone

Edward Durell Stone

Palo Alto City Library is currently holding a small photographic exhibit on the work of Mr. Stone. […]

Glenn Gould at the Embassy of Canada, Moscow

Glenn Gould at the Embassy of Canada, Moscow

On the occasion of Canada Day 2018, the Embassy of Canada in Moscow was honoured to celebrate the enduring cultural legacies of internationally renowned Canadian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh and legendary Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould. […]

Charles Rado

Charles Rado

The Rapho photographic agency was founded in Paris in 1933 by Charles Rado, a Hungarian immigrant. Rapho initially represented the small group of Hungarian friends and refugee photographers Brassaï, Nora Dumas, Ergy Landau and Ylla. […]

“We Met in Paris”

“We Met in Paris”

Joan E. Howard is the director of Petite Plaisance, the former home of Marguerite Yourcenar and Grace Frick. Available now in hardcover and digital download from University of Missouri Press is Howard’s latest book, “We Met in Paris” Grace Frick and Her Life with Marguerite Yourcenar. […]

Guggenheim Museum Presents Giacometti

Guggenheim Museum Presents Giacometti

From June 8 to September 12, 2018, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents the work of the Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) – the first major museum exhibition in the United States in more than 15 years dedicated to the Swiss-born artist. […]

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

On this day, June 6, in 1968, 42 year-old presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot dead in Los Angeles. He had just won the California presidential primaries in the 1968 election. […]

Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

“Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms” opened at the New-York Historical Society this week and is the first internationally touring exhibition devoted to Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. This 1956 portrait by Karsh hangs at the very start of the exhibition. […]

Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary

On this day, May 29, in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Nepali Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay were the first recorded climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.  […]

Star Wars

Star Wars

On this day, May 25, in 1977, the film Star Wars was released in American movie theaters. […]

William Schwartz, 1933-2017

William Schwartz, 1933-2017

We recently learned of the passing of Dean William Schwartz, of Boston University School of Law. Dean Schwartz served as professor of law at the school for more than 30 years.  […]

Earl Warren: Brown v. Board of Education

Earl Warren: Brown v. Board of Education

“…the extent to which we maintain the spirit of our constitution with its Bill of Rights, will in the long run do more to make it both secure and the object of adulation than the number of hydrogen bombs we stockpile.” […]

Douglas Cardinal

Douglas Cardinal

Douglas Cardinal is a Canadian architect based in Ottawa, Canada. He is still practicing, and his firm was recently in touch about using a portrait. […]

Coronation of George VI

Coronation of George VI

On this day, May 12, in 1937, George VI was crowned King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. In 1939, King George became the first British monarch to visit America and Canada. […]

Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito

Yugoslav communist revolutionary and political leader, Josip Broz, died on this day, May 4, in 1980. […]

Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk

On this day, April 26, in 1954, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine began field trials. […]

Tennessee Williams – Playwright & Painter

Tennessee Williams – Playwright & Painter

“Tennessee Williams – Playwright & Painter” is an exhibition featuring nine of Tennessee William’s paintings dating from the 1970s. Hanging in the gallery is an enlargement of this iconic photograph of Williams, made by Karsh in 1956. […]

President James Carter

President James Carter

93 year old President James Carter was unable to attend the funeral of First Lady Barbara Bush last week, because he and his wife, Rosalynn, were traveling. […]

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist.  […]

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

On this day, April 18, in 1956, American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.
“The animated movie star welcomed me to her New York apartment in blue jeans, with her hair in curlers!” […]

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