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.


Selected Archive by Name

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  • Jessye Norman

    Jessye Norman

  • Rudolph Nureyev

    Rudolph Nureyev

  • Margaret O’Brien

    Margaret O’Brien

  • Georgia O’Keeffe

    Georgia O’Keeffe

  • His Royal Highness Olav

    His Royal Highness Olav

  • Laurence Olivier

    Laurence Olivier

  • Sir and Lady Laurence Olivier

    Sir and Lady Laurence Olivier

  • Yukio Ozaki

    Yukio Ozaki

  • Pope Paul VI

    Pope Paul VI

  • Linus Pauling

    Linus Pauling

  • Lester Pearson

    Lester Pearson

  • Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck

  • I. M. Pei

    I. M. Pei

  • Irving Penn

    Irving Penn

  • General John Pershing

    General John Pershing

  • Pablo Picasso

    Pablo Picasso

  • Pope Pius XII

    Pope Pius XII

  • Michel Platini

    Michel Platini

  • Maya Plisetskaya

    Maya Plisetskaya

  • Porter at Union Station

    Porter at Union Station

  • Cristina Pucci

    Cristina Pucci

  • Emilio and Cristina Pucci

    Emilio and Cristina Pucci

  • J. Arthur Rank

    J. Arthur Rank

  • Terence Rattigan

    Terence Rattigan

  • Man Ray

    Man Ray

  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan

  • Ford of Canada, Rear Window

    Ford of Canada, Rear Window

  • Jean-Paul Riopelle

    Jean-Paul Riopelle

  • Jerome Robbins

    Jerome Robbins

  • Paul Robeson

    Paul Robeson

  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson

  • David Rockefeller

    David Rockefeller

  • Nelson Rockefeller

    Nelson Rockefeller

  • Norman Rockwell

    Norman Rockwell

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein

    Rodgers and Hammerstein

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

  • Franklin Roosevelt, Mackenzie King, Lord Tweedsmuir

    Franklin Roosevelt, Mackenzie King, Lord Tweedsmuir

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Gabrielle Roy

    Gabrielle Roy

  • Lord Bertrand Russell

    Lord Bertrand Russell

  • Sally Ryan

    Sally Ryan

  • Morley Safer

    Morley Safer

  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Salk

  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Salk

  • Carl Sandburg

    Carl Sandburg

  • Harland Sanders

    Harland Sanders

  • David Sarnoff

    David Sarnoff

  • Jeanne Sauve

    Jeanne Sauve

  • Charles Schulz

    Charles Schulz

  • Norman Schwarzkopf

    Norman Schwarzkopf

  • Albert Schweitzer

    Albert Schweitzer

  • Barbara Ann Scott

    Barbara Ann Scott

  • Dr Hans Selye

    Dr Hans Selye

  • Rudolf Serkin

    Rudolf Serkin

  • Ravi Shankar

    Ravi Shankar

  • George Bernard Shaw

    George Bernard Shaw

  • Moira Shearer

    Moira Shearer

  • Archbishop Fulton Sheen

    Archbishop Fulton Sheen

  • Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius

  • Stephen Sondheim

    Stephen Sondheim

  • Pierre Soulages

    Pierre Soulages

  • Stanley Park

    Stanley Park

  • Edward Steichen

    Edward Steichen

  • John Steinbeck

    John Steinbeck

  • Gloria Steinem

    Gloria Steinem

  • Leopold Stokowski

    Leopold Stokowski

  • Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky

  • Dr. Helen Taussig

    Dr. Helen Taussig

  • Lenore Tawney

    Lenore Tawney

  • Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor

  • The Lesson

    The Lesson

  • Josip Broz Tito

    Josip Broz Tito

  • Pierre Elliot Trudeau

    Pierre Elliot Trudeau

  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman

  • Lord Tweedsmuir

    Lord Tweedsmuir

  • John Updike

    John Updike

  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

  • Vancouver at Night

    Vancouver at Night

  • Frederick Varley

    Frederick Varley

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams

  • Roman Vishniac

    Roman Vishniac

  • Herbert von Karajan

    Herbert von Karajan

  • John Walker

    John Walker

  • Andy Warhol

    Andy Warhol

  • Earl Warren

    Earl Warren

  • Evelyn Waugh

    Evelyn Waugh

  • Kurt Weill

    Kurt Weill

  • H. G. Wells

    H. G. Wells

  • Portia White

    Portia White

  • Elie Wiesel

    Elie Wiesel

  • Billy Wilder

    Billy Wilder

  • Tennessee Williams

    Tennessee Williams

  • Harold Wilson

    Harold Wilson

  • Duke and Duchess of Windsor

    Duke and Duchess of Windsor

  • Tom Wolfe

    Tom Wolfe

  • John Wooden

    John Wooden

  • Russell Wright

    Russell Wright

  • Boris Yeltsin

    Boris Yeltsin

  • Marguerite Yourcenar

    Marguerite Yourcenar

  • Hideki Yukawa

    Hideki Yukawa

  • Ossip Zadkine

    Ossip Zadkine

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