Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

“History-Makers Through Karsh’s Lens”

Andy Warhol, 1979

The Times West Virginian has a wonderful write-up about the exhibition “The World of Yousuf Karsh” on view at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier21, via Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

“Winston Churchill, determined. Albert Einstein, ethereal. Eleanor Roosevelt, engaging. Andy Warhol, whimsical. Pablo Picasso, intense. Georgia O’Keeffe, pensive.

Here, assembled in something of a Global Portrait Gallery, are Karsh’s People – the men and women whom Yousuf Karsh captured in peerless portrait photographs, brought together as kind of a dream team of politics and the arts and on display for months at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In a half-hour stroll through a hushed walkway, the visitor had a glimpse of much of the history and culture of the West (and occasionally beyond) in the 20th century, the product of one man’s camera and his unerring eye.” – David Shribman. Read the whole article.