During wartime, Canadian retailers did their best to support the war effort at home by selling war bonds and supporting enlisted staff.
The exhibition “Happiness, In Pursuit of Happiness” will include this wonderful portrait of William Holder, a sailmaker of some 60 years, in his loft in St. John, New Brunswick.
A controversy surrounding an exhibition in Düsseldorf arose recently and led to the cancellation of “Max Stern: From Dusseldorf to Montreal.”
This exhibition presents a selection of Inuit prints from the collection of renowned portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh and his wife Estrellita.
Gary Oldman stars in the latest film about Winston Churchill, Darkest Hour, which is out now in the US and coming to the UK in the new year.
On this day, December 22, in 1967, Yousuf Karsh was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada.
On this day, December 21, in 1958, Charles de Gaulle was elected as the first president of the Fifth Republic of France.
In the 1930s, Karsh was in Ottawa photographing the general public, including weddings, children, pets and passport photos, in amongst local dignitaries, and productions of the Ottawa Little Theatre.
On this day, December 10, in 1901, on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. The philanthropist left the bulk of his estate to establish the annual Prize.
Yousuf Karsh is seen here at Reindeer Station, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, in photos taken by Reverend Ralph Gibson in the early 1950s. Both men were there for an annual reindeer round-up.
The youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana has announced his engagement. He is seen above at three years old.
Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, installed the first moving assembly line for mass production on this day, December 1, in 1913. This enabled Ford to produce a more affordable automobile.
Founded in 1947 by photographer Tom Blau, Camera Press celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. It is one of the world’s leading independent picture agencies with a long and distinguished history, representing the work of iconic photographic legends as well as modern masters.
On this day, November 29, in 1963, one week after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the Warren Commission. Leading the investigation into the assassination was Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren.
On this day, November 22, in 1990, Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation. The first woman prime minister in British history was elected in 1979 and was the longest-serving British PM of the 20th century.
Congratulations to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary, and to Camera Press for its ongoing relationship with the Royal Family.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is now a reality: a café has opened at Tiffany’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
The Honourable Bardish Chagger took a tour of “Follow the North Star: Inuit Art from the Collection of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh”.
Claude Ruiz Picasso with a photograph of his father, at Robert Klein Gallery, Paris Photo, 2017.
This year, 2017, is the centenary of the birth of master photographer Irving Penn.
The educational children’s television program Sesame Street debuted on this day, November 10, in 1969, and featured Jim Henson’s Muppets.
On this day, November 8, in 1960, John F. Kennedy became the youngest man ever to be elected president of the United States.
French philosopher, author and journalist Albert Camus was born on this day, November 7, in 1913.
On this day, November 5, in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was re-elected President of the United States for an unprecedented third term.
French novelist and art theorist André Malraux was born on this day, November 3, in 1901.
The Estate received an inquiry from someone who owns a print of Jascha Heifetz.
A biography of Joan Crawford has just been released by Simon and Schuster.
On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles supposedly caused a nationwide panic with a radio broadcast of his adaptation of H. G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”.
Pablo Picasso was born on this day, October 25, in 1881. Picasso was photographed by Karsh at Villa La Galloise, in July of 1954.
Vannevar Bush was photographed by Karsh in 1950, the year legislation to create the National Science Foundation passed through Congress and was signed into law by President Truman.
Angela Lansbury was born on this day, October 16, in 1925, which makes her just 21 years old in this portrait.
On this day, October 15, in 1990, Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes important parts of the international community.”
From the very beginning of his career, Karsh was photographing almost daily. His work included weddings, passport photos, children and pets, dignitaries, as well as the theatre and some advertising. During this period, he was also experimenting with optics and Surrealism.
Francois Mauriac, novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952, was born on this day, October 11, in 1885.
On this day, October 9, 1975, Dr. Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.
On January 31, 1957, the Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey issued a proclamation stating: “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the second Monday in October.”
If you aren’t familiar with the great British-born American tastemaker and furniture designer of the mid 1900s who established a style of decorating for the new post-war American home, I can tell you that his name is code for “fabulous, cool and very expensive.”
At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, there is a print depicting two people juggling tiny, dot-like balls. They’re struggling to keep the balls in the air, but they’re smiling all the same.
Graham Greene was born on this day, October 2, in 1904.
“The experience of photographing actors on the stage with stage lighting was exhilarating. The unlimited possibilities of artificial light overwhelmed me.”