Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Edward Steichen

Edward Steichen, 1965

Edward Steichen (1879 – 1973) the prominent photographer and influential curator, was photographed by Karsh on four occasions, including on this day, June 27, in 1965. Steichen came to the United States from Luxembourg in 1881. He painted and worked in lithography before undertaking photography in 1896, and first exhibited photographs at the Philadelphia Salon in 1899; Steichen was ultimately credited with transforming photography into an art form.