Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Sittings

Every sitting was recorded on a card file by the Karsh studio. The cards have been transcribed and are searchable here. Some personal data has been excluded, some information corrected, and some standardizations have been made to make searching simpler, but otherwise the information you see is largely how it was originally typed. Browse or search below by name, and choose to order the sittings by number, date or name.

BY NUMBER NAME DATE

Sittings by Sitting Date

sitting #
date
Name
Role, Location, Notes
15152
Feb 7 1990

Philip Johnson

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15153
Feb 8 1990

Tom Wolfe

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15154
Feb 9 1990

Norman Mailer

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15160
Feb 16 1990

Yousuf Karsh

Self portrait taken at Chateau Laurier
15159
Feb 18 1990

Mr. Vaclav Havel

President of Czechoslovakia
Photographed when he visited Canada
15162
Feb 20 1990

Dr. Giles Hurteau

Executive Director, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
15165
Mar 5 1990

Philip Glass

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15168
Mar 7 1990

Mary Roebling

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15169
Mar 8 1990

Jim Henson

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15171
Mar 12 1990

Mr. Joseph Baum

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15172
Mar 13 1990

Andre Soltner

Lutece Restaurant
For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15173
Mar 14 1990

Bobby Short

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15174
Mar 15 1990

Mother Hale

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15180
Apr 3 1990

Arthur Miller

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15181
Apr 4 1990

Jessye Norman

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15189
May 30 1990

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

President, USSR (Secretary General of the Soviet Communist Party and Chairman of the Supreme Soviet) Photographed at Government House, Ottawa
15191
Jun 17 1990

Nelson Mandela

Deputy President & Spiritual Leader, African National Congress
15194
Jun 22 1990

Dr. James Watson

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15195
Jun 23 1990

Dr. Henry P. Royster

Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
15196
Jun 25 1990

Isaac Stern

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15192
Jun 29 1990

Warren Buffett

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15201
Jul 5 1990

Dr. Arthur W. May

President, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council
15206
Aug 1 1990

Mr. John C. Carroll

President & Chief Executive Officer, Molson Breweries
For Brewers Association of Canada
15209
Sep 10 1990

Dizzy Gillespie

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15214
Sep 24 1990

Ralph Nader

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15215
Sep 24 1990

Gordie Howe

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15216
Sep 25 1990

Bob Cousy

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15218
Oct 16 1990

Mr. Douglas Berlis

Founding Partner, Aird & Berlis, Barristers & Solicitors
15221
Oct 22 1990

Jacqueline Kennedy

(Onassis)
Translations from colour transparencies made by Camera Press for YL. Taken June 14, 1957. Envelope No. 11526
15226
Oct 24 1990

Yousuf Karsh

Photographed after receiving the Companion Medal of the Order of Canada
15236
Dec 7 1990

Jasper Johns

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15238
Dec 10 1990

Mr. Thomas Vail

President & Chairman, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
15242
Jan 22 1991

Geoffrey Beene

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15254
Mar 18 1991

John J. Sciarra M.D., PhD

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago
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