Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

John D. Rockefeller Jr.

John D. Rockefeller, 1955

John Davison Rockefeller Jr. was an American financier and philanthropist. He was photographed by Karsh in 1955, and the sitting says the assignment was for the Williamsburg Foundation, which he helped found, which is a living-history museum and private foundation presenting a part of the historic district in the city of Williamsburg, Virginia. John D. Rockefeller Jr. died on this day, May 11, in 1960 (b. 1874), and his portrait has just been added to this website.