Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Sir Thomas Beecham

Sir Thomas Beecham, 1946

Sir Thomas Beecham was born on this day, April 29, in 1879. Beecham was an English conductor and impresario best known for his association with the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras. Beecham was a major influence on the musical life of Britain and, according to the BBC, was Britain’s first international conductor. Read more (Wikipedia)

Between December, 1945, and February, 1946, Karsh photographed several musicians for a project noted in the sitting notes as “J. Walter Thompson RCA”. See a list of the other sitters for this particular series.