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

  • 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

  • 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. DeMille

    Cecil B. DeMille

  • 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


  • 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

  • John Enders

    John Enders

  • 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

  • Naum Gabo

    Naum Gabo

  • Indira Gandhi

    Indira Gandhi

  • Judy Garland

    Judy Garland

  • John Garo

    John Garo

  • Gratien Gélinas

    Gratien Gélinas

  • King George VI

    King George VI

  • Paul Getty

    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

  • Alexander Haig

    Alexander Haig

  • 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 Farmer

    Horses and Farmer

  • 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 Thomson

    Helen Keller and Polly Thomson

  • 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 Miró

    Joan Miró

  • 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

  • Jawaharlal Nehru

    Jawaharlal Nehru

  • Samuel Newhouse

    Samuel Newhouse

  • Barnett Newman

    Barnett Newman

  • Isamu Noguchi

    Isamu Noguchi

  • 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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