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 Number

sitting #
date
Name
Role, Location, Notes
14763
Mar 26 1986

Gabriel Chmura

New director of National Arts Centre Orchestra (1987)
For National Arts Centre, Ottawa
14776
Apr 22 1986

Mr. Dov Schlein

Republic Bank of New York
For Republic National Bank
14778
Apr 23 1986

Mr. John Waage

On location at the bank. For Republic National Bank
14784
Apr 19 1986

Mr. Hiroshi Hamaya

Photographer
Photographed after exhibition for Cornell Capa
14788
May 13 1986

Mr. Cyril Dwek

Vice President, Republic National Bank of New York
For Republic National Bank
14791
May 19 1986

Dr. Raymond Suskind

Institute of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
14799
Jun 19 1986

Estrellita Karsh

Photographed at New York Studio. For Chicago Tribune article
14807
Jul 14 1986

Charles Schulz

For Ogilvy & Mather “Staying Power” Series (for Panhandle Eastern Corp.)
14812
Sep 2 1986

Richard Rohmer QC

General Counsel, Vice Chairman & C.E.O., Toronto Airways Limited
14815
Sep 8 1986

Mr. Jack Ripley

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Allied Signal Canada, Inc.
14819
Sep 17 1986

Dr. Samuel P. Martin

Professor of Internal Medicine Emeritus. Director, Clinical Scholars Program
14825
Oct 7 1986

Mr. Stanley Hartt

Deputy Minister of Finance, Department of Finance, Government of Canada
14829
Oct 16 1986

Dr. Alfred Tomatis

French physician, psychologist and ear specialist. Founder of “Tomatis Method”
For The Listening Centre
14843
Nov 25 1986

Desmarais

Andre and Paul. Power Corporation of Canada Ltd.
14851
Jan 13 1987

Dr. Clifton Wharton

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Teacher’s Insurance and Annuity Association
14855
Feb 4 1987

Mr. Sidney M. Oland

President, John Labatt Ltd.
For Brewers Association of Canada
14862
Mar 23 1987

Mr. George V. Grune

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, The Reader’s Digest Association
14865
Apr 7 1987

Mr. John Allen

Nexa Corporation. Photographed with John Branch and David Burden
14865
Apr 7 1987

Mr. John Branch

Nexa Corporation. Photographed with John Allen and David Burden
14865
Apr 7 1987

Mr. David Burden

Nexa Corporation. Photographed with John Branch and John Allen
14869
Apr 30 1987

Edward G. Jordan

President, The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
14873
Jun 4 1987

Herb Gray

Opposition House Leader, House of Commons, Ottawa
14886
May 1 1987

Venice trip

Snapshots with Mrs. Karsh and Jerry Fielder
14892
Jul 7 1987

Yousuf Karsh

With Dr. Jean-Pierre Wallot, Dominion Archivist
Taken at Public Archives Canada by Jerry Fielder
14893
Jul 7 1987

Jerry Fielder

Taken at Public Archives Canada at the time of photography of Dr. Jean-Pierre Wallot, Dominion Archivist
14894
Aug 10 1987

Lily Koltun

National Library and Archives , Canada
14904
Aug 19 1987

Jerry Fielder

Tests taken in Ottawa studio and 6th Floor hallway, Chateau Laurier. At new National Gallery, 1988
14907
Aug 30 1987

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Royal Family group photograph. With Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, Zara Phillips
Taken at Balmoral Castle
14909
Sep 16 1987

Mr. John Dunne

Executive Vice President, Merchandising, Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. of Canada
Photographed for Canadian Foundation of Ileitis & Colitis “Man of the Year”
14955
Mar 15 1988

Mr. Derek Oland

President, Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
For Brewers Association of Canada
14961
Apr 6 1988

Mr. Ian W. Murray

President & Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Enterprises Ltd.
14965
Apr 30 1988

Moshe Safdie

Architect
Taken at new National Gallery
14966
May 3 1988

Mr. Roy Napier

Headmaster, Ashbury College, Rockcliffe, Ottawa
14974
May 1 1988

George Bush

Vice President of the United States
14975
Apr 1 1988

National Gallery

Tests made at new National Gallery some with Jerry Fielder some with Glen Kachkowski
14990
Jul 7 1988

Mr. Harry G. Rogers

Deputy Minister, Regional Industrial Expansion, Government of Canada. Chairman of the Board, Ottawa General Hospital
For Ottawa General Hospital
14994
Jul 19 1988

Dr. Conway Don

Department of Radiology, Ottawa General Hospital. Head of Radiology Dept. at University of Ottawa
14995
Jul 25 1988

Dr. Baruj Benacerraf

Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Nobel prize winner in 1980 for Physiology or Medicine
14997
Oct 1 1987

Yousuf Karsh

Tests taken with new Hasselblad camera
15003
Sep 16 1988

Mother Teresa

Photographed during visit to Ottawa at Chapel, Archdiocese of Ottawa Archbishop’s Residence
15021
Nov 5 1988

Mr. Nat Taylor

With Mr. Garth Drabinsky. Cineplex Odeon Corporation
15022
Nov 5 1988

Garth Drabinsky

Photographed with Nat Taylor and Myron Gottlieb, Cineplex Odeon Corporation
15022
Nov 5 1988

Myron Gottlieb

Photographed with Nat Taylor and Garth Drabinsky, Cineplex Odeon Corporation
15022
Nov 5 1988

Nat Taylor

Photographed with Myron Gottlieb and Garth Drabinsky, Cineplex Odeon Corporation
15025
Nov 8 1988

Mr. Fred Gorbet

Deputy Minister, Department of Finance, Ottawa
15028
Jan 1 1985

Mary Alderman

Tests with Jerry Fielder, and Charles Britt
15029
Dec 1 1983

Gerald Ford Museum

Taken at opening of Gerald Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ford’s son and grandson among photographs
15030
Apr 1 1988

Spring

Scenes taken around Ottawa
15031
Jan 1 1988

Yousuf Karsh

Test, Mr. Karsh sitting in chair in shirt sleeves
15036
Jan 1 1988

Yousuf Karsh

Copy negative of Karsh with Parliament Buildings in background
15038
Jan 1 1987

Yousuf Karsh

Copy negatives of Mr. Karsh with his dog Cliquot. Photographs by Michael Kerr
15041
Jan 1 1987

Henry Goldstein

Former Manager of Regency Hyatt Hotel. With Mr.Karsh
15046
Dec 5 1988

Yousuf Karsh

Self portrait. Taken for Maclean’s Magazine to be used in People section
15048
Jan 10 1988

Mr. Chris Mullin

with John B. Overzet and Henry Stolp, Penta Stolp Corporation
15048
Jan 10 1989

John B. Overzet

with Chris Mullin and Henry Stolp, Penta Stolp Corporation
15048
Jan 10 1989

Henry Stolp

with Chris Mullin and Henry Stolp, Penta Stolp Corporation
15055
Jan 20 1989

Dr. Peter Randall

Division of Plastic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
15061
Feb 13 1989

Dr. Yelena Bonner

Wife of Dr. Andrei Sakharov
Arranged by The Ottawa Citizen
15063
Feb 17 1989

Alfred Eisenstaedt

Photographer
Photographed at LIFE Magazine offices for East-West Network
15089
May 8 1989

Dr. Richard Davis

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
15092
May 18 1989

C. B. Johnston

(Bud) Dean, School of Business Administration, University of Western Ontario
15094
Jun 6 1989

Benazir Bhutto

Prime Minister of Pakistan. Alone and with son and child
15099
Jul 12 1989

Garth Drabinsky

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Cineplex Odeon Corporation
Photographed at Pantages Theatre, Toronto, for book “Rebirth of a Landmark”
15113
Sep 7 1989

Dr. Warren Kinzey

Professor of Anthropology, City College of City University of New York
15116
Sep 19 1989

Mr. G. Blair Laing

Blair Lang Galleries
Made at request of Dr. Shirley Thompson, Director, National Gallery of Canada
15121
Oct 12 1989

Earl J. Levy QC

On his retirement as President from Criminal Lawyers Association
15126
Oct 25 1989

Mr. Derek Oland

President, Moosehead Breweries Ltd.
For Brewers Association of Canada
15128
Nov 7 1989

Boyce-Kelley

Copy negative of print taken Sept. 3, 1939
15145
Jan 29 1990

Leo Castelli

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15146
Jan 30 1990

Milton Glaser

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15147
Jan 31 1990

Cornell Capa

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15148
Feb 1 1990

Al Hirschfeld

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15149
Feb 2 1990

Gordon Parks

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15150
Feb 5 1990

Judith Jamison

Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15151
Feb 6 1990

Henry Kissinger

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
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
15159
Feb 18 1990

Mr. Vaclav Havel

President of Czechoslovakia
Photographed when he visited Canada
15160
Feb 16 1990

Yousuf Karsh

Self portrait taken at Chateau Laurier
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
15167
Feb 1 1990

Yousuf Karsh

Photographs of KARSH ROOM at the Rideau Club, Ottawa
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
15192
Jun 29 1990

Warren Buffett

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
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
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
15257
Mar 22 1991

Dr. Leonard D. Miller

School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
15260
Apr 22 1991

Julie Harris

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15261
Apr 26 1991

Cesar Chavez

United Farm Workers of America
For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15262
Apr 27 1991

Dr. Jonas Salk

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15264
Apr 29 1991

Charlton Heston

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15265
Apr 30 1991

Wolfgang Puck

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15266
May 1 1991

Angela Lansbury

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15267
May 3 1991

James Stewart

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15268
May 6 1991

Mickey Rooney

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15269
May 4 1991

Billy Wilder

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15270
May 22 1991

Arnold Palmer

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15273
May 29 1991

Dr. Paul D. Stolley

Chairman & Professor, Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
15274
May 30 1991

Marilyn Horne

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15277
Jun 13 1991

Sir Peter Ustinov

Photographed at studio when in Ottawa to receive Honorary Degree of Laws at Carleton University
15284
Jul 12 1991

Elie Wiesel

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15287
Sep 16 1991

John Major

Prime Minister of Great Britain
Photographed at 10 Downing Street for National Portrait Gallery, London
15297
Mar 31 1992

Mr. Mark Fuller

Head of Operations, Loch March Golf & Country Club
15301
Apr 23 1992

Mr. Mark M. Johnson

Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
31180
Aug 1 1976

Cherubs

Sculpture at Rockcliffe Park Fountain, Ottawa
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