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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Jacques Henri Lartigue

Jacques Henri Lartigue, 1981

Jacques Henri Lartigue was born on this day, June 13, in 1894. Lartigue was a French photographer and painter noted for the spontaneous, joyful photographs he took beginning in his boyhood and continuing throughout his life. Born in Paris to a wealthy family, Lartigue started taking photographs when he was seven.

Karsh photographed Lartigue in 1951, and the Sitting notes read: “Guest at Roger Therond’s home when YK visited during trip to Paris, March 1981.” Therond was editor of Paris Match at the time and was himself photographed in 1981, two days before Lartigue’s sitting.