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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  • Berenice Abbott

    Berenice Abbott

  • George Abbott

    George Abbott

  • Ansel Adams

    Ansel Adams

  • Konrad Adenauer

    Konrad Adenauer

  • Josef Albers

    Josef Albers

  • Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

  • Dr. Walter Alvarez

    Dr. Walter Alvarez

  • Marian Anderson

    Marian Anderson

  • Antique Shop

    Antique Shop

  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11

  • Elizabeth Arden

    Elizabeth Arden

  • Atlas Steel

    Atlas Steel

  • Clement Attlee

    Clement Attlee

  • W. H. Auden

    W. H. Auden

  • Lauren Bacall

    Lauren Bacall

  • Joan Baez

    Joan Baez

  • Samuel Barber

    Samuel Barber

  • Brigitte Bardot

    Brigitte Bardot

  • Christiaan Barnard

    Christiaan Barnard

  • Lord Beaverbrook

    Lord Beaverbrook

  • Sir Thomas Beecham

    Sir Thomas Beecham

  • Archibald Belaney (Grey Owl)

    Archibald Belaney (Grey Owl)

  • Ingrid Bergman

    Ingrid Bergman

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Leonard Bernstein

  • Dr. Charles Herbert Best

    Dr. Charles Herbert Best

  • Benazir Bhutto

    Benazir Bhutto

  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

  • Dr. Alfred Blalock

    Dr. Alfred Blalock

  • Humphrey Bogart

    Humphrey Bogart

  • Georges Braque

    Georges Braque

  • Justice William Brennan

    Justice William Brennan

  • Leonid Brezhnev

    Leonid Brezhnev

  • Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten

  • Pearl Buck

    Pearl Buck

  • Chief Buthelezi

    Chief Buthelezi

  • Alexander Calder

    Alexander Calder

  • Calgary Stampede

    Calgary Stampede

  • Albert Camus

    Albert Camus

  • Douglas Cardinal

    Douglas Cardinal

  • Leslie Caron

    Leslie Caron

  • President James Carter

    President James Carter

  • Pablo Casals

    Pablo Casals

  • Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro

  • Marc Chagall

    Marc Chagall

  • Jacques Chirac

    Jacques Chirac

  • Randolph Churchill

    Randolph Churchill

  • Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill

  • René Clair

    René Clair

  • Paul Claudel

    Paul Claudel

  • Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton

  • Jean Cocteau

    Jean Cocteau

  • Joan Collins

    Joan Collins

  • Katharine Cornell

    Katharine Cornell

  • Joseph Cotton

    Joseph Cotton

  • Jacques Cousteau

    Jacques Cousteau

  • Noël Coward

    Noël Coward

  • Joan Crawford

    Joan Crawford

  • Dr. Thomas Cullen

    Dr. Thomas Cullen

  • Lilly Daché

    Lilly Daché

  • Robertson Davies

    Robertson Davies

  • General Charles de Gaulle

    General Charles de Gaulle

  • Cecil B. de Mille

    Cecil B. de Mille

  • Gerard Depardieu

    Gerard Depardieu

  • Christian Dior

    Christian Dior

  • Walt Disney

    Walt Disney

  • Ruth Draper

    Ruth Draper

  • Lord and Lady Bessborough

    Lord and Lady Bessborough

  • Early Landscape

    Early Landscape

  • Early Portrait

    Early Portrait

  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein

  • General Dwight Eisenhower

    General Dwight Eisenhower

  • Anita Ekberg

    Anita Ekberg

  • Elixir

    Elixir

  • Princess Elizabeth

    Princess Elizabeth

  • Princess Elizabeth

    Princess Elizabeth

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth II

  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

  • Jacob Epstein

    Jacob Epstein

  • Ludwig Erhard

    Ludwig Erhard

  • Max Ernst

    Max Ernst

  • King Faisal

    King Faisal

  • Carrie Fisher

    Carrie Fisher

  • Sir Alexander Fleming

    Sir Alexander Fleming

  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford

  • Ford of Canada

    Ford of Canada

  • Ford of Canada

    Ford of Canada

  • Robert Frost

    Robert Frost

  • Buckminster Fuller

    Buckminster Fuller

  • Clark Gable

    Clark Gable

  • Nahum Gabo

    Nahum Gabo

  • Indira Gandhi

    Indira Gandhi

  • Judy Garland

    Judy Garland

  • John Garo

    John Garo

  • Gratien Gélinas

    Gratien Gélinas

  • King George VI

    King George VI

  • John Paul Getty

    John Paul Getty

  • Alberto Giacometti

    Alberto Giacometti

  • Valery Giscard d’Estaing

    Valery Giscard d’Estaing

  • Philip Glass

    Philip Glass

  • John Glenn

    John Glenn

  • Barry Goldwater

    Barry Goldwater

  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev

  • Glenn Gould

    Glenn Gould

  • Princess Grace

    Princess Grace

  • Martha Graham

    Martha Graham

  • Great Lakes Paper Company

    Great Lakes Paper Company

  • Emilio Greco

    Emilio Greco

  • Graham Greene

    Graham Greene

  • Dag Hammarskjöld

    Dag Hammarskjöld

  • Helen Hayes

    Helen Hayes

  • Hugh Hefner

    Hugh Hefner

  • Jascha Heifetz

    Jascha Heifetz

  • Johan Helders

    Johan Helders

  • Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway

  • Jim Henson

    Jim Henson

  • Jim Henson and Yousuf Karsh

    Jim Henson and Yousuf Karsh

  • Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn

  • Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

    Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

  • Charlton Heston and Son

    Charlton Heston and Son

  • Sir Edmund Hillary

    Sir Edmund Hillary

  • Al Hirschfeld

    Al Hirschfeld

  • Alfred Hitchcock

    Alfred Hitchcock

  • Horses and Farmers

    Horses and Farmers

  • Cordell Hull

    Cordell Hull

  • Harold Ickes

    Harold Ickes

  • Lord Ismay

    Lord Ismay

  • Augustus John

    Augustus John

  • Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II

  • Pope John XXIII

    Pope John XXIII

  • Jasper Johns

    Jasper Johns

  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Louis Jouvet

    Louis Jouvet

  • Princess Juliana

    Princess Juliana

  • Carl Jung

    Carl Jung

  • Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon

    Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon

  • Boris Karloff

    Boris Karloff

  • Estrellita Karsh

    Estrellita Karsh

  • Yasunari Kawabata

    Yasunari Kawabata

  • Helen Keller and Polly Thompson

    Helen Keller and Polly Thompson

  • Jacqueline Kennedy

    Jacqueline Kennedy

  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy

  • John and Jacqueline Kennedy

    John and Jacqueline Kennedy

  • Edward Kennedy, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy

    Edward Kennedy, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy

  • Nikita Khrushchev

    Nikita Khrushchev

  • Nina Khrushchev

    Nina Khrushchev

  • William Lyon Mackenzie King

    William Lyon Mackenzie King

  • Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King

  • Roppeita Kita

    Roppeita Kita

  • Angela Lansbury

    Angela Lansbury

  • Jacques Henri Lartigue

    Jacques Henri Lartigue

  • Charles Laughton

    Charles Laughton

  • Le Corbusier

    Le Corbusier

  • Stephen Leacock

    Stephen Leacock

  • Herman Leonard

    Herman Leonard

  • Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

    Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

  • John L. Lewis

    John L. Lewis

  • Beatrice Lillie

    Beatrice Lillie

  • Jacques Lipchitz

    Jacques Lipchitz

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

    Frank Lloyd Wright

  • Gina Lollobrigida

    Gina Lollobrigida

  • Sophia Loren and Son, Edoardo Ponti

    Sophia Loren and Son, Edoardo Ponti

  • Sophia Loren

    Sophia Loren

  • Peter Lorre

    Peter Lorre

  • Betty Low

    Betty Low

  • Clare Boothe Luce

    Clare Boothe Luce

  • Henry Luce

    Henry Luce

  • Douglas MacArthur

    Douglas MacArthur

  • Madge Macbeth

    Madge Macbeth

  • Norman Mailer

    Norman Mailer

  • André Malraux

    André Malraux

  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela

  • Thomas Mann

    Thomas Mann

  • Giacomo Manzu

    Giacomo Manzu

  • Marcel Marceau

    Marcel Marceau

  • Marino Marini

    Marino Marini

  • General George C. Marshall

    General George C. Marshall

  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall

  • Mary Martin

    Mary Martin

  • Marx Brothers

    Marx Brothers

  • Somerset Maugham

    Somerset Maugham

  • Francois Mauriac

    Francois Mauriac

  • Marshall McLuhan

    Marshall McLuhan

  • General Andrew McNaughton

    General Andrew McNaughton

  • Paul Mellon

    Paul Mellon

  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    Gian Carlo Menotti

  • Yehudi Menuhin

    Yehudi Menuhin

  • Yehudi Menuhin and Wanda Landowska

    Yehudi Menuhin and Wanda Landowska

  • Joan Miro

    Joan Miro

  • Francois Mitterand

    Francois Mitterand

  • Jean Monnet

    Jean Monnet

  • Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery

    Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery

  • Henry Moore

    Henry Moore

  • Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa

  • Lord Louis Mountbatten

    Lord Louis Mountbatten

  • Edward R. Murrow

    Edward R. Murrow

  • Vladimir Nabokov

    Vladimir Nabokov

  • Jawaharlal Nehru

    Jawaharlal Nehru

  • Samuel Newhouse

    Samuel Newhouse

  • Barnett Newman

    Barnett Newman

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