We received a request for the Indian philosopher, speaker and writer, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and so have added him to the website.
In redecorating the Oval Office, newly-elected President Biden placed a bust of labor icon Cesar Chavez behind the Resolute Desk.
The French fashion designer Christian Dior was born on January 21, in 1905.
Today marks the 35th Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday in the United States.
Happy 84th birthday to American film, radio, television, and stage actress Margaret O’Brien who was born on this day, January 15, in 1937.
Congratulations to singer, songwriter, musician, and activist Joan Baez for her Kennedy Center Honor.
The Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation came to fruition in 2019 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Canadian painter and sculptor’s work.
A new British coin commemorating science fiction author H. G. Wells has been criticized for featuring multiple errors.
The American biochemist known for discovering the Calvin cycle, Dr. Melvin Calvin, died on this day, January 8, in 1997.
Before Jonas Salk’s vaccine was introduced in 1955, polio was considered one of the most serious public health problems in the world.
Canadian financier and philanthropist Paul Desmarais was born on this day, January 4, in 1927.
We say goodbye to 2020, and celebrate the 79th anniversary of the making of this portrait.
Yousuf Karsh was born on this day, December 23, in 1908.
Wishing everyone a safe, warm, and dry festive season.
In his early years of practice in the 1930s, Yousuf Karsh photographed the Canadian public: their weddings, pets, kids.
A nice new addition to the digital archives is this 1973 portrait of German-born businessman and philanthropist Max Stern.
The world lost sitar master Ravi Shankar on this day, December 11, in 2012.
Ralph Bunche was a political scientist, academic, and diplomat who became the first African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on this day, December 10, in 1950.
On December 9, 1990, Lech Walesa won the Polish presidential election to become Poland’s first freely elected head of state in 63 years.
German-French painter Hans Hartung died on this day, December 7, in 1989.
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the politician who served as President of France, has died.
“It was always an event when a performer of the stature of Ruth Draper came to Ottawa.”
Winston Churchill was born on this day, November 30, in 1874.
American politician and lawyer, Robert F. Kennedy was born on this day, November 20, in 1925.
“Steamboat Willie” premiered at Universal’s Colony Theater in New York City on November 18, 1928.
A new edition of Taschen’s “Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926 – Today” is out now.
The artist considered to be the “Mother of American Modernism,” was born on November 15, 1887.
The New Press has released its Spring 2021 catalog and they chose this portrait of Paul Robeson to promote their new book “No One Can Silence Me.”
Soviet politician Leonid Brezhnev died on this day, November 10, in 1982.
Academy Award-winning British stage and film actress Vivien Leigh was born on this day, November 5, in 1913.
We have been pleased to work closely with the Eisenhower Memorial Commission since 2012.
Hillary Clinton was born on this day, October 26, in 1947.
Our colleagues at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art in Montgomery, Alabama, have put together this wonderful art walk around Newell Lake.
On October 16, in 1993, Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk were jointly named Nobel Peace Prize winners.
On this day, October 13, in 1932, President Herbert Hoover and Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes laid the cornerstone for the U.S. Supreme Court building.
A new biography of John Steinbeck features this portrait as the frontispiece.
“In the 1930s, I enjoyed experimenting with optics and Surrealism.”
On October 7, 1960, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon faced off in their second debate, focusing on foreign policy and in particular the Cold War.
Thurgood Marshall was officially sworn in to the nation’s highest court at the opening ceremony of the Supreme Court term on October 2, 1967.
“Before I realized it, I was evolving my own interpretation and just the upper structure of a great and ephemeral metropolis.”