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

  • Viscount Alexander

    Viscount Alexander

  • 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

  • Ford of Canada, Rear Window

    Ford of Canada, Rear Window

  • Archbishop Fulton Sheen

    Archbishop Fulton Sheen

  • Stanley Park

    Stanley Park

  • Vancouver at Night

    Vancouver at Night

  • Antique Shop

    Antique Shop

  • Calgary Stampede

    Calgary Stampede

  • Great Lakes Paper Company

    Great Lakes Paper Company

  • Horses and Farmer

    Horses and Farmer

  • Porter at Union Station

    Porter at Union Station

  • Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten

  • Albert Camus

    Albert Camus

  • Pablo Casals

    Pablo Casals

  • René Clair

    René Clair

  • Paul Claudel

    Paul Claudel

  • Christian Dior

    Christian Dior

  • Walt Disney

    Walt Disney

  • Sir Alexander Fleming

    Sir Alexander Fleming

  • Lord Ismay

    Lord Ismay

  • Augustus John

    Augustus John

  • Le Corbusier

    Le Corbusier

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

    Frank Lloyd Wright

  • André Malraux

    André Malraux

  • Laurence Olivier

    Laurence Olivier

  • Sir and Lady Laurence Olivier

    Sir and Lady Laurence Olivier

  • Pablo Picasso

    Pablo Picasso

  • Terence Rattigan

    Terence Rattigan

  • Carl Sandburg

    Carl Sandburg

  • Albert Schweitzer

    Albert Schweitzer

  • Moira Shearer

    Moira Shearer

  • John Steinbeck

    John Steinbeck

  • Josip Broz Tito

    Josip Broz Tito

  • Jacob Epstein

    Jacob Epstein

  • Herbert von Karajan

    Herbert von Karajan

  • Samuel Barber

    Samuel Barber

  • Joan Collins

    Joan Collins

  • Robertson Davies

    Robertson Davies

  • Cecil B. DeMille

    Cecil B. DeMille

  • Anita Ekberg

    Anita Ekberg

  • Indira Gandhi

    Indira Gandhi

  • Princess Grace

    Princess Grace

  • Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn

  • Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

    Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer

  • Charlton Heston and Son

    Charlton Heston and Son

  • Marcel Marceau

    Marcel Marceau

  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    Gian Carlo Menotti

  • Jawaharlal Nehru

    Jawaharlal Nehru

  • Georgia O’Keeffe

    Georgia O’Keeffe

  • Norman Rockwell

    Norman Rockwell

  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Salk

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky

  • Tennessee Williams

    Tennessee Williams

  • Lauren Bacall

    Lauren Bacall

  • Glenn Gould

    Glenn Gould

  • Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway

  • Jacqueline Kennedy

    Jacqueline Kennedy

  • John and Jacqueline Kennedy

    John and Jacqueline Kennedy

  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall

  • Lester Pearson

    Lester Pearson

  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson

  • Brigitte Bardot

    Brigitte Bardot

  • Randolph Churchill

    Randolph Churchill

  • Robert Frost

    Robert Frost

  • Dag Hammarskjöld

    Dag Hammarskjöld

  • Carl Jung

    Carl Jung

  • Charles Laughton

    Charles Laughton

  • Gina Lollobrigida

    Gina Lollobrigida

  • Pope John XXIII

    Pope John XXIII

  • Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

    Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

  • Edward R. Murrow

    Edward R. Murrow

  • Lenore Tawney

    Lenore Tawney

  • Sir Edmund Hillary

    Sir Edmund Hillary

  • Alfred Hitchcock

    Alfred Hitchcock

  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy

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

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

  • Mary Martin

    Mary Martin

  • Dr. Walter Alvarez

    Dr. Walter Alvarez

  • Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King

  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

  • Justice William Brennan

    Justice William Brennan

  • Leonid Brezhnev

    Leonid Brezhnev

  • Chief Buthelezi

    Chief Buthelezi

  • Leslie Caron

    Leslie Caron

  • Barry Goldwater

    Barry Goldwater

  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Estrellita Karsh

    Estrellita Karsh

  • Nikita Khrushchev

    Nikita Khrushchev

  • Nina Khrushchev

    Nina Khrushchev

  • Douglas MacArthur

    Douglas MacArthur

  • Pope Paul VI

    Pope Paul VI

  • Maya Plisetskaya

    Maya Plisetskaya

  • Earl Warren

    Earl Warren

  • Konrad Adenauer

    Konrad Adenauer

  • Ludwig Erhard

    Ludwig Erhard

  • Paul Getty

    Paul Getty

  • Graham Greene

    Graham Greene

  • Frederick Varley

    Frederick Varley

  • John Walker

    John Walker

  • Evelyn Waugh

    Evelyn Waugh

  • Marc Chagall

    Marc Chagall

  • Max Ernst

    Max Ernst

  • Alberto Giacometti

    Alberto Giacometti

  • Joan Miró

    Joan Miró

  • Jean Monnet

    Jean Monnet

  • Irving Penn

    Irving Penn

  • Man Ray

    Man Ray

  • Jean-Paul Riopelle

    Jean-Paul Riopelle

  • Pierre Soulages

    Pierre Soulages

  • Edward Steichen

    Edward Steichen

  • Ossip Zadkine

    Ossip Zadkine

  • Josef Albers

    Josef Albers

  • Alexander Calder

    Alexander Calder

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    Queen Elizabeth II

  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

  • Naum Gabo

    Naum Gabo

  • Jacques Lipchitz

    Jacques Lipchitz

  • Cristina Pucci

    Cristina Pucci

  • Emilio and Cristina Pucci

    Emilio and Cristina Pucci

  • John Glenn

    John Glenn

  • Ravi Shankar

    Ravi Shankar

  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11

  • Christiaan Barnard

    Christiaan Barnard

  • Yasunari Kawabata

    Yasunari Kawabata

  • Roppeita Kita

    Roppeita Kita

  • Barnett Newman

    Barnett Newman

  • Hideki Yukawa

    Hideki Yukawa

  • Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

  • Joan Baez

    Joan Baez

  • Emilio Greco

    Emilio Greco

  • Hugh Hefner

    Hugh Hefner

  • Giacomo Manzu

    Giacomo Manzu

  • Marino Marini

    Marino Marini

  • Linus Pauling

    Linus Pauling

  • Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro

  • Roman Vishniac

    Roman Vishniac

  • Duke and Duchess of Windsor

    Duke and Duchess of Windsor

  • W. H. Auden

    W. H. Auden

  • Jacques Cousteau

    Jacques Cousteau

  • Paul Mellon

    Paul Mellon

  • Harland Sanders

    Harland Sanders

  • Gloria Steinem

    Gloria Steinem

  • Henry Moore

    Henry Moore

  • Dr Hans Selye

    Dr Hans Selye

  • Norman Mailer

    Norman Mailer

  • Marshall McLuhan

    Marshall McLuhan

  • John Enders

    John Enders

  • Dr. Helen Taussig

    Dr. Helen Taussig

  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

  • Ansel Adams

    Ansel Adams

  • Rudolph Nureyev

    Rudolph Nureyev

  • Morley Safer

    Morley Safer

  • Carrie Fisher

    Carrie Fisher

  • Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II

  • I. M. Pei

    I. M. Pei

  • Gabrielle Roy

    Gabrielle Roy

  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol

  • Buckminster Fuller

    Buckminster Fuller

  • Isamu Noguchi

    Isamu Noguchi

  • President James Carter

    President James Carter

  • Jacques Chirac

    Jacques Chirac

  • Gerard Depardieu

    Gerard Depardieu

  • Valery Giscard d’Estaing

    Valery Giscard d’Estaing

  • Jacques Henri Lartigue

    Jacques Henri Lartigue

  • Sophia Loren and Son, Edoardo Ponti

    Sophia Loren and Son, Edoardo Ponti

  • Sophia Loren

    Sophia Loren

  • Francois Mitterand

    Francois Mitterand

  • Alexander Haig

    Alexander Haig

  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan

  • Pierre Elliot Trudeau

    Pierre Elliot Trudeau

  • Rudolf Serkin

    Rudolf Serkin

  • John Updike

    John Updike

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Leonard Bernstein

  • Michel Platini

    Michel Platini

  • Jeanne Sauve

    Jeanne Sauve

  • John Wooden

    John Wooden

  • Jerome Robbins

    Jerome Robbins

  • Charles Schulz

    Charles Schulz

  • Stephen Sondheim

    Stephen Sondheim

  • Yehudi Menuhin

    Yehudi Menuhin

  • Marguerite Yourcenar

    Marguerite Yourcenar

  • Helen Hayes

    Helen Hayes

  • Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa

  • Berenice Abbott

    Berenice Abbott

  • Benazir Bhutto

    Benazir Bhutto

  • Douglas Cardinal

    Douglas Cardinal

  • Philip Glass

    Philip Glass

  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev

  • Jim Henson

    Jim Henson

  • Jim Henson and Yousuf Karsh

    Jim Henson and Yousuf Karsh

  • Al Hirschfeld

    Al Hirschfeld

  • Jasper Johns

    Jasper Johns

  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela

  • Jessye Norman

    Jessye Norman

  • Tom Wolfe

    Tom Wolfe

  • George Abbott

    George Abbott

  • David Rockefeller

    David Rockefeller

  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Salk

  • Norman Schwarzkopf

    Norman Schwarzkopf

  • Elie Wiesel

    Elie Wiesel

  • Billy Wilder

    Billy Wilder

  • Boris Yeltsin

    Boris Yeltsin

  • Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton

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