Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Leonid Brezhnev

Leonid Brezhnev, 1963

Soviet politician Leonid Brezhnev was born on December 19, in 1906. Brezhnev was the leader of the Soviet Union for 18 years, serving as General Secretary of the Central Committee and of the Communist Party. He apparently told Karsh he would sit for a portrait if Karsh made him look as good as Audrey Hepburn

Karsh photographed several people on his visit to the USSR in 1963. See a list.