Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Jacques Henri Lartigue

Jacques Henri Lartigue, 1981

French photographer and painter Jacques Henri Lartigue died on September 12, in 1986 (b. 1894). Born in western Paris to a wealthy family, Lartigue started taking photographs when he was seven, recording his friends and family at play.

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.