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?
We recently heard from a one-time medical student at Johns Hopkins. The gentleman said he happened to be present the day the portrait of Dr. Taussig was taken.
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.
On June 23, 2018, the Dayton Art Institute unveiled “Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits,” on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
India’s “Better Photography” is the leading photography magazine in India and South Asia. June’s issue features the work of Yousuf Karsh.
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.
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.
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.
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” 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.
On this day, May 25, in 1977, the film Star Wars was released in American movie theaters.
Neil Leifer shared his story with a mesmerized audience at the eleventh Karsh Lecture in Photography.
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.