Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

René Arthur

René Arthur as Prince Metternich in the play L’Aiglon, by Edmond Rostand, in 1935

Karsh photographed dozens of plays at the Dominion Drama Festival from 1933 to 1938. The Drama Festival was an organization in Canada that sought to promote amateur theater across the country. In 1935, he photographed René Arthur in the role of Prince Metternich in the play L’Aiglon, by Edmond Rostand.

This photograph of René Arthur is in the collection of the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Arthur (1908-1972) had a productive career as a writer, playwright and radio and television host, but in the 1940s he was secretary to Liberal minister in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec, Valmore Bienvenue and in 1960 he resumed public service and became deputy chief of the office of the Premier of Quebec, Jean Lesage. (geneanet)