Hosni Mubarak was an Egyptian military and political leader who served as the fourth president of Egypt.
British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor was born on this day, February 27, in 1932.
February marks the 58th anniversary of John Glenn’s orbit of the Earth.
The French fashion designer Christian Dior was born on February 21, in 1905.
Landscape photographer, environmentalist, and friend and colleague of Yousuf Karsh, Ansel Adams was born on this day, February 20, in 1902.
The exhibition “LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography” opens this week. Karsh photographs featured on more than 20 LIFE covers during his lifetime.
New to our digital archives: Felix Frankfurter, a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the United States Supreme Court.
Today is the Presidents’ Day federal holiday in the United States. Karsh photographed twelve United States Presidents, from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton.
On this day, February 12, in 2000, the world lost one of its most beloved cartoonists, Charles “Sparky” Schulz.
Celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years in prison on February 11, 1990, we added this portrait of the great man to our online archive.
The Right Honorable Harold Macmillan was born on this day, February 10, in 1894.
On February 6, in 1952, Britain’s King George VI died and his eldest daughter Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II.
It’s 1957. You are at a beautiful beach house overlooking the Pacific. You’re there with Cary Grant, Clare Boothe Luce and Aldous Huxley and they are on an acid trip.
Philip Glass was born on this day, January 31, in 1937.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on this day, January 30, in 1882.
We licensed this portrait of Nelson Mandela to illustrate a poem for a book, sales of which will benefit the important work of Dublin Simon Community, Ireland.
American novelist, poet, short-story writer, and critic, John Updike died on this day, January 27, in 2009.
The world lost an icon on this day, January 23, in 1978 when Paul Robeson, American bass baritone, stage and film actor, and political activist, died.
“Collecting New York’s Stories: Stuyvesant to Sid Vicious” opens tomorrow, January 22, 2020, at The Museum of the City of New York.
Mrs. Estrellita Karsh celebrates her 90th birthday this weekend, on January 19. Estrellita Nachbar met Yousuf Karsh in 1961.
Muhammad Ali was born on this day, January 17, in 1942.
Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929. In 1964, King became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to him for leading nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in the U.S.
Andrew Wright is the 2019 Karsh Award winner and his exhibition opens on January 23, 2019, at the Karsh-Masson Gallery, in Ottawa’s City Hall.
Russell William Bannock was a Canadian fighter ace during the Second World War.
Richard Milhous Nixon was born on this day, January 9, in 1913.
On January 7, 1955, Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
On this day, January 7, in 1999, the Senate trial for President Bill Clinton’s impeachment began.
Alfred Blalock was an American surgeon most noted for his work on the medical condition of shock as well as “Blue baby syndrome”.
American writer and professor of biochemistry Isaac Asimov was born on this day, January 2, in 1920.
Today is the anniversary of Churchill’s famous “some chicken, some neck!” speech, immediately after which Karsh would make his outstanding portrait of the great British Prime Minister.
Happy holidays and a healthy new year to all our followers.
Yousuf Karsh was born on this day, December 23, in 1908.
Soviet politician Leonid Brezhnev was born on December 19, in 1906.
In 2019, 25 recordings were added to the United States Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. One of them is Ruth Draper.
On December 11, 1936, after ruling for less than one year, Edward VIII became the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne, as he wished to marry a divorcée.
Animator, voice actor and film producer Walt Disney was born on December 5, in 1901.
John Walker was an American art curator, and the second director of the National Gallery of Art, from 1956 to 1969.
On this day in December, 1967, the first human heart transplant was performed in South Africa by Dr Christiaan Barnard.
American composer and conductor Aaron Copland died on this day, December 2, in 1990.
John Lithgow returns to play Winston Churchill in season three of “The Crown”.