Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

J. W. McLaren Caricature of Karsh

J. W. McLaren Linocut of Yousuf Karsh, 1945

Every person photographed by Karsh is listed in the Sittings section of this website. Visitors are encouraged to search the Sittings for information, and to share tales about their friends and family who were photographed by Mr. Karsh.

This linocut caricature of Karsh was made by one of his sitters, the Canadian artist J. W. McLaren, and was submitted by a relative of McLaren’s. He also sent this article from a 1945 Ottawa Citizen column “Diary of Our Own Pepys” that reads: “…through the town and met with Y. Karsh who takes me to his chambers to shew me a fine engraving of himself as a portrait sitter sees him, being done with humour and good draughtsmanship, the work of Jack McLaren, the Toronto artist…”

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