American theatrical producer and director Harold “Hal” Prince died last month. Prince is associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century.
Comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian, Jerry Lewis, died on this day, August 20, in 2017.
The 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, was born on this day, August 19, in 1946.
Banksy’s Turf War, above, reproduces Karsh’s famous portrait of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill with a slight difference.
On August 15, in 1947, India and Pakistan gained their independence after 200 years of British rule.
Strikes that took place in Poland on August 14, 1980, would lead to Solidarność.
Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899. He was photographed for TV Guide in 1960 – the year of “Psycho.”
In July, Pope Francis approved a miracle that occurred through the intercession of Archbishop Sheen, clearing the way for his beatification.
Thanks to the Internet and to social media, the Estate receives regular inquiries from a variety of people and organizations. This week we were asked if we could confirm whether a color portrait of Vannevar Bush was indeed made by Mr. Karsh.
On August 6, in 1965, US President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote.
Karsh photographed Robert Oppenheimer, known as one of the “fathers of the atomic bomb”, in 1956, at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
Ottawa City Council established the Karsh Award in 2003 to honor the enduring legacy of Yousuf and his brother Malak Karsh.
Neil Armstrong took many photographs while on the surface of the moon, including this image of his famous footstep. He later gave this print to Mr. Karsh to thank him for a portrait session.
Bernard Madoff has made an application for clemency in the hope of reducing his 150 year sentence he received for his Ponzi scheme.
On July 24, 1974, in United States v. Nixon, the Court ruled unanimously that claims of executive privilege over the “Watergate” tapes were void.
Photographer Berenice Abbott was born on this day, July 17, in 1898.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969, and the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.
In July of 1964, Senator Barry Goldwater won the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
Boris Yeltsin became the first President of the Russian Federation on this day, July 10, in 1991.
American business magnate, billionaire, philanthropist, and former politician H. Ross Perot has died aged 89.
The producer and theatre owner Sir Cameron Mackintosh has announced that he is planning to rename the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End as the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
The Spy Museum, in Washington, DC, is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage.
On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law.
Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday which celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867.
A singular look into Grace of Monaco’s stylish life through the exceptional dresses that the house of Dior created for her over the years.
In 1945, Karsh was sent by LIFE to photograph the delegates at the United Nations Conference on International Organization, which included Vyacheslav Molotov.
American graphic designer Milton Glaser was born on this day, June 26, in 1929. He is most well known for the logo “I Love New York”
On June 24, in 1901, Pablo Picasso had his first exhibition in Paris, “Yo Picasso” (I Picasso) at the Galerie Vollard.
Benazir Bhutto was born on this day, June 21, in 1953. She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation.
A model walked the runway with a headpiece adorned with images of Elizabeth II during the pushBUTTON fashion show at London Fashion Week.
Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor Igor Stravinsky was born on this day, June 17, in 1882.
President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court on this day, in 1967.
Anthony Eden was born on this day, June 12, in 1897. He became Prime Minister of Great Britain after Winston Churchill’s resignation in 1955.
Jacques Cousteau was born on this day, June 11, in 1910. Karsh photographed Cousteau and his two sons, Jean-Michel and Philippe.
The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library “champions the literary, artistic, and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, teacher, and Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut.
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.
The Art Gallery of Windsor’s summer exhibition features 20 artists from the Permanent Collection, showcasing 73 works.
Herman Wouk was an American author best known for historical fiction such as The Caine Mutiny (1951) which won the Pulitzer Prize.
“…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.”
Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming “I. M.” Pei has died.