Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Max Stern

Max Stern, 1973

A controversy surrounding an exhibition in Düsseldorf arose recently and led to the cancellation of “Max Stern: From Dusseldorf to Montreal,” about the famed Jewish art dealer and the restitution of paintings that the Nazi Gestapo forced him to sell in 1937.

Canada’s Globe and Mail published a story and the National Portrait Gallery kindly shared a copy of this photograph from Stern’s 1973 sitting.

Read more about why the exhibition was cancelled.