Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society has recently launched an extensive website, The Nabokovian, to celebrate the heritage of this great Russian-American writer.
“Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico” opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on January 19, 2019, and runs through May 12, 2019. The exhibition was curated by Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Curator of Photographs.
The Bauhaus was a German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught.
The American Publicity Director of Atlas Steels approached Mr. Karsh in 1950, saying “that for years I had been glorifying the great of this world… what about trying my hands at glorifying the humble ones of the earth.”
Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay on this day, January 17, in 1942.
“After decades of inertia, the market for the great abstract artist Hans Hartung is gaining momentum thanks to support from leading galleries and museums.”
American actress, singer, dancer and comedienne Carol Channing has died.
Journalist Robert McGarvey wrote an article for Troy Media this week, reflecting on “the enormous contribution of newcomers to Canada.” It is Karsh’s immigration story that McGarvey uses to make his point.
New evidence has emerged linking an RAF veteran to the death in 1961 of the UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjöld in a mysterious plane crash in southern Africa.
By request from a client in the Netherlands, these two portraits of American fiber artist Lenore Tawney have been freshly scanned.
On January 10, 1920, the League of Nations was formally established when the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, took effect.
Richard Nixon was born on this day, January 9, 1913. This double portrait was made and published in January 1969 as Nixon took office as the 37th president of the United States.
Hot off the scanner today is this beauty of abstract expressionist painter, sculptor and printmaker Adolph Gottlieb in his New York studio.
On this day, January 3, in 1938, Roosevelt founded the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (March of Dimes) leading to the development of polio vaccines.
December 21, 2018, marked 50 years since Apollo 8 launched into space. During this mission, William Anders took the spectacular photograph that came to be known as “Earthrise”.
Happy new year from all of us at the Karsh Estate.
Royal Canadian Mint and the Estate of Yousuf Karsh are excited to announce this new limited edition silver coin available for sale.
Nobel Prizes are generally awarded today, December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. In 1938, Pearl Buck became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables is hosting the exhibition from now through January 20, 2019.
On January 6, 1982, Yousuf Karsh photographed George H. W. Bush, Vice President of the United States. Also present, and to be photographed, was Bush’s dear friend and colleague, James Baker, the White House Chief of Staff.
George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States, has died.
On this day, November 29, in 1967, Robert S. McNamara announced that he would resign as Secretary of Defense and become president of the World Bank.
Viscountess Astor was the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat, winning a by-election on November 28, 1919.
The enormously successful “Living Modern” exhibition continues its travels.
From the time of the Founding Fathers until the time of Lincoln, the date Thanksgiving was observed varied from state to state. In 1939, President Roosevelt signed a presidential proclamation changing the holiday to the next to last Thursday in November, for business reasons.
On this day, November 20, in 1947, Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.
These beautiful paintings are a gift from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Karsh Center, and will hang in the shelter bringing joy, reflection and inspiration to our guests and anyone who visits the WLP community.
Among the many birthday celebrations taking place in honor of His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Channel island of Jersey has released a series of commemorative stamps.
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the First World War ended, with Germany signing an armistice agreement with the Allies.
“I had never taken my camera into an industrial plant. Now I was not only to take my camera there but was to work for many days amid the smoke, fire and dust… The men in such an environment daily go about their works almost casually.”
This portrait of German-French painter Hans Hartung is fresh from the scanner.
The remarkable reign of Her Majesty The Queen presents another historic milestone as we mark the 65th anniversary of her coronation.
It came to our attention that this photograph of Marshall McLuhan is the inspiration for someone’s Halloween costume this year.
The NPG received a major gift to its collection of more than 100 Karsh portraits in 2012 and due to the popularity of the work they use the images for various promotions and products.
John Glenn returned to space on October 29, 1998, as a payload specialist on Space Shuttle Discovery, nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
Karsh had closed his studio in Ottawa in 1992, aged 84, but he traveled to the White House to photograph the new president, Bill Clinton, and Hillary, in 1993.
Tickets are now available for a recital of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem” at Salisbury Cathedral in England.
In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood.
Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie was born on this day, October 21, in 1917.