Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Selected Archive

During his career, Karsh held 15,312 sittings and produced more than 370,000 negatives. This Selected Archive contains a fraction of photographs from his body of work. As you type, the search bar below returns subjects’ names from this Selected Archive only. You can search the entire database in the Sittings section.


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  • Early Landscape

    Early Landscape

  • Early Portrait

    Early Portrait

  • John Garo

    John Garo

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

  • Lord and Lady Bessborough

    Lord and Lady Bessborough

  • The Lesson

    The Lesson

  • Archibald Belaney (Grey Owl)

    Archibald Belaney (Grey Owl)

  • Ruth Draper

    Ruth Draper

  • Johan Helders

    Johan Helders

  • William Lyon Mackenzie King

    William Lyon Mackenzie King

  • Betty Low

    Betty Low

  • Madge Macbeth

    Madge Macbeth

  • Franklin Roosevelt, Mackenzie King, Lord Tweedsmuir

    Franklin Roosevelt, Mackenzie King, Lord Tweedsmuir

  • Elixir


  • Lord Tweedsmuir

    Lord Tweedsmuir

  • Princess Juliana

    Princess Juliana

  • General Andrew McNaughton

    General Andrew McNaughton

  • Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill

  • Stephen Leacock

    Stephen Leacock

  • Paul Robeson

    Paul Robeson

  • Lord Beaverbrook

    Lord Beaverbrook

  • Noël Coward

    Noël Coward

  • Princess Elizabeth

    Princess Elizabeth

  • King George VI

    King George VI

  • Lord Louis Mountbatten

    Lord Louis Mountbatten

  • His Royal Highness Olav

    His Royal Highness Olav

  • George Bernard Shaw

    George Bernard Shaw

  • H. G. Wells

    H. G. Wells

  • General Charles de Gaulle

    General Charles de Gaulle

  • Harold Ickes

    Harold Ickes

  • John L. Lewis

    John L. Lewis

  • Henry Luce

    Henry Luce

  • Clare Boothe Luce

    Clare Boothe Luce

  • General John Pershing

    General John Pershing

  • Nelson Rockefeller

    Nelson Rockefeller

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Russell Wright

    Russell Wright

  • Marian Anderson

    Marian Anderson

  • King Faisal

    King Faisal

  • Gratien Gélinas

    Gratien Gélinas

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