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

  • Yehudi Menuhin and Wanda Landowska

    Yehudi Menuhin and Wanda Landowska

  • Leopold Stokowski

    Leopold Stokowski

  • Sir Thomas Beecham

    Sir Thomas Beecham

  • Ingrid Bergman

    Ingrid Bergman

  • Humphrey Bogart

    Humphrey Bogart

  • Joseph Cotton

    Joseph Cotton

  • General Dwight Eisenhower

    General Dwight Eisenhower

  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford

  • Judy Garland

    Judy Garland

  • Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon

    Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon

  • Boris Karloff

    Boris Karloff

  • Angela Lansbury

    Angela Lansbury

  • Peter Lorre

    Peter Lorre

  • Thomas Mann

    Thomas Mann

  • Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery

    Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery

  • Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck

  • David Sarnoff

    David Sarnoff

  • Barbara Ann Scott

    Barbara Ann Scott

  • Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor

  • Kurt Weill

    Kurt Weill

  • Portia White

    Portia White

  • Katharine Cornell

    Katharine Cornell

  • Dr. Thomas Cullen

    Dr. Thomas Cullen

  • Herman Leonard

    Herman Leonard

  • Sally Ryan

    Sally Ryan

  • Elizabeth Arden

    Elizabeth Arden

  • Joan Crawford

    Joan Crawford

  • Lilly Daché

    Lilly Daché

  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein

  • Clark Gable

    Clark Gable

  • Martha Graham

    Martha Graham

  • Helen Keller and Polly Thomson

    Helen Keller and Polly Thomson

  • Beatrice Lillie

    Beatrice Lillie

  • Marx Brothers

    Marx Brothers

  • Margaret O’Brien

    Margaret O’Brien

  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman

  • Clement Attlee

    Clement Attlee

  • Georges Braque

    Georges Braque

  • Jean Cocteau

    Jean Cocteau

  • Cordell Hull

    Cordell Hull

  • Louis Jouvet

    Louis Jouvet

  • Francois Mauriac

    Francois Mauriac

  • Pope Pius XII

    Pope Pius XII

  • J. Arthur Rank

    J. Arthur Rank

  • Lord Bertrand Russell

    Lord Bertrand Russell

  • Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius

  • Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams

  • Harold Wilson

    Harold Wilson

  • Atlas Steel

    Atlas Steel

  • Dr. Alfred Blalock

    Dr. Alfred Blalock

  • Jascha Heifetz

    Jascha Heifetz

  • General George C. Marshall

    General George C. Marshall

  • Somerset Maugham

    Somerset Maugham

  • Yukio Ozaki

    Yukio Ozaki

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein

    Rodgers and Hammerstein

  • Princess Elizabeth

    Princess Elizabeth

  • Ford of Canada

    Ford of Canada

  • Ford of Canada

    Ford of Canada

  • Samuel Newhouse

    Samuel Newhouse

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