Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells, 1943

The English author H. G. Wells was born on this day, September 21, in 1866 (d. 1946). Prolific in many genres, he wrote dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography and autobiography. A futurist and “visionary”, Wells foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web. Read more (Wikipedia).

Wells was photographed on Karsh’s trip to England in 1943. Others who were photographed include authors George Bernard Shaw and Noël Coward.