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
14265
Oct 10 1980

Dr. Ben Peckham

Chairman, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Wisconsin Hospital
14278
Nov 25 1980

Mr. Cox

Senior Vice President, Exxon Corporation
14320
Jan 1 1981

Christi Bartlett

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc. Poster Children
14288
Feb 9 1981

Mr. & Mrs Kenneth Taylor

Canadian Consulate General. Some of Mr. Taylor alone, some with son Douglas
For Avenue Magazine
14310
Mar 24 1981

Jacques Henri Lartigue

Photographer
Guest at Roger Therond’s home when YK visited during trip to Paris March 1981
14302
Apr 8 1981

Frank J. Sellers M.D.

Professor and head of Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
14306
Apr 20 1981

Dr. Elkan R. Blout

Dean of Administration, School of Public Health, Harvard University
14322
Jul 20 1981

Mr. Leo Kolber

President CEMP Investments (Charles/Edgar/Minda/Philip Bronfman private investment company)
14325
Jul 27 1981

Mr. Gerry Arial

Owner, the Silver Rose Florist Shop, Chateau Laurier
14360
Nov 1 1981

Jo Tartt

Tests taken by Mr. Karsh using Olympus Camera at White House, Washington. Photographs of White House, Estrellita Karsh, Jo Tartt
14360
Nov 1 1981

White House

Tests taken by Mr. Karsh using Olympus Camera at White House, Washington. Photographs of White House, Estrellita Karsh, Jo Tartt
14344
Nov 12 1981

Robert Hubbard

Cultural Advisor to the Governor General. Government House, Rideau Hall
14347
Nov 19 1981

Mr. John F. Hennessy

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, Syska & Hennessy, Inc.
14350
Nov 23 1981

Mr. John Macomber

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Celanese Corporation
14353
Nov 27 1981

Mr. Cornell Capa

Executive Director, International Center of Photography
14359
Dec 1 1981

Estrellita Karsh

Photographs of sculpture by Manzu of Estrellita Karsh
For use in catalogue raisonné of Manzu’s work
14356
Dec 10 1981

Mr. James R. Taylor

President, Carling O’Keefe. Retiring Chairman of Brewers Association of Canada
For Brewers Association of Canada
14585
Jan 1 1982

Yousuf Karsh

Copy negative of photograph taken of
Mr. Karsh at Nepean Point, Ottawa. Used in book “Karsh: A Fifty-Year Retrospective” Photograph arranged by YK and taken by Greg Lorfing
14368
Jan 5 1982

Mr. David Fisher

Special Assistant to the President, Washington, D.C.
Photographed as stand-in
14390
Mar 1 1982

Gregory Lorfing

Assistant to Mr. Karsh. Tests made at the studio of strobe equipment
14379
Mar 12 1982

Robert A. Bandeen

Chairman & President, Crown Life Insurance Co.
For Concordia University, for Montreal Business Report magazine
14419
Mar 18 1982

Yousuf Karsh

With students of photography from Ryerson Institute, Toronto, visiting Mr. Karsh (taken by assistant Gregory Lorfing)
14380
Mar 30 1982

James Earl Jones

Dual sitting with Christopher Plummer. In costumes for Othello and Iago parts
For LIFE Magazine
14380
Mar 30 1982

Christopher Plummer

Dual sitting with James Earl Jones. In costumes for Othello and Iago parts
For LIFE Magazine
14382
Apr 28 1982

Mr. Irvin Feld

Chairman & Producer, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
14386
Jun 10 1982

Medea

Actresses from the play. Judith Anderson and Zoe Caldwell in costume for parts in Medea. photographed together and individually
For LIFE Magazine
14386
Jun 10 1982

Zoe Caldwell

Individually and together with Judith Anderson, in the play “Medea”
For LIFE Magazine
14386
Jun 10 1982

Judith Anderson

Individually and together with Zoe Caldwell, in the play “Medea”
For LIFE Magazine
14398
Jul 1 1982

Yousuf Karsh

Candid photographs taken during trip to France and Italy, with Jerry Fielder
14397
Aug 1 1982

Yousuf Karsh

Summer 1982. Miscellaneous - tests with Olympus camera. Mr. Karsh, Mrs. Karsh, Greg Lorfing and Mary Alderman in various photographs
14391
Aug 6 1982

Mrs. Anna Silos

Wide of Ambassador of Brazil, Geraldo de Carvallo Silos
14394
Aug 19 1982

Dr. Joab Thomas

President, University of Alabama (Former president of North Carolina State University)
For North Carolina State University
14375
Aug 21 1982

Yousuf Karsh

With students in photography from Lansing Community College. Taken by assistant Gregory Lorfing. (one photograph of YK and Mary Alderman among photographs)
14399
Sep 6 1982

Mr. Harry Mannil

President, ACO Sociedad Anonima, Caracas, Venezuela
14400
Sep 7 1982

Dr. Pedro Tinoco

Senior Partner of Tinoco, Travieso, Planchart, Erminy Y Asociados
14407
Oct 3 1982

Christ Church Anglican Cathedral

(special - photographs taken as a gift to church for 150th anniversary) Christ Church Anglican Cathedral (window - Memorial window for 150th anniversary of founding of Parish) Photographs of window and choir
14414
Oct 15 1982

Dr. Stanley B. Troup

Professor of Medicine, Health Care and Human Values, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
14415
Oct 18 1982

Robert Cooper

Personal Photographer for Prime Minister Trudeau
Taken as test before photographing the Prime Minister
14427
Dec 10 1982

Mr. Ian Stewart

Retiring Minister of Finance, Department of Finance, Government of Canada
14569
Jan 1 1983

Karsh

Copy negatives made of three Karsh vintage prints exhibited at National Museum of Photography
14431
Mar 4 1983

Dr. R. K. Smiley

Head, Department of Medicine, Ottawa General Hospital. Chief of Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa University
14432
Mar 11 1983

George Rush

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc. Poster Children
14456
Jun 13 1983

Mr. Gustave Kirchenberger

Retired chef of Green Valley Restaurant but still Vice President and a Director of the company
14570
Jul 1 1983

Antonio da Costa

Hairstylist. With Mr. Garcia, taken with Mme. Charron in New York at the time of the Town & Country sittings photographing Canadian women
14570
Jul 1 1983

Garcia

Makeup Artist. With Antonio da Costa, taken with Mme. Charron in New York at the time of the Town & Country sittings photographing Canadian women
14570
Jul 1 1983

Madame Charron

With Antonio da Costa, and Mr Garcia taken in New York at the time of the Town & Country sittings photographing Canadian women
14481
Aug 30 1983

Dr. Brooke Roberts

Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
14484
Sep 1 1983

Mr. Louis T. Hagopian

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, N.W. Ayer ABH International
14489
Sep 1 1983

Yousuf Karsh

Copy negative of photograph in book “Karsh: A Fifty-Year Retrospective” - riding on back of donkey on location in Morocco
14490
Sep 1 1983

Karsh

Copy negative made of dust cover of book “Karsh: A Fifty-Year Retrospective”
14495
Nov 21 1983

Dr. Jonathan Rhoads

School of Medicine, Dept. of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
15029
Dec 1 1983

Gerald Ford Museum

Taken at opening of Gerald Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ford’s son and grandson among photographs
14506
Dec 8 1983

Mr. Stephen Roman

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Denison Mines Limited
14513
Dec 8 1983

Mr. Stephen Roman

With daughter, Mrs. Helen Roman-Barber. Denison Mines Limited
14514
Dec 8 1983

Mr. Stephen Roman

With Mr. Clifford Frame, President, Denison Mines Limited
14625
Jan 1 1984

Yousuf Karsh

Copy negatives made in 1984 of photographs in WISDOM magazine of Karsh with Winston Churchill; Field Marshall Montgomery; August John
14540
Feb 16 1984

Rush

Music Group. Gary Lee Weinrib “Geddy Lee”; Alexander Zicojinovich “Alex Lifeson”; Neil Peart
14548
Apr 11 1984

Mr. James T. Black

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, The Molson Companies Ltd.
14613
May 28 1984

John Miller

Polaroids only, in colour, taken as tests when Mr. Karsh photographed John Updike, Ken Kesey and Jayne Anne Phillips for Esquire Magazine
14574
Jul 18 1984

Mr. Harry Rasky

Producer, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - TV Arts
14576
Jul 30 1984

Mr. Joseph Bones

Executive Partner, Ward Mallette Chartered Accountants
14589
Sep 11 1984

Professor Murray Gell-Mann

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Nobel Prize winner in Physics for Quark, 1969
14590
Sep 12 1984

Laurel Cutler

Executive Vice President, Marketing and Planning, Leber Katz Partners
14591
Sep 12 1984

Mr. Stanley Katz

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Leber Katz Partners
14608
Oct 1 1984

Yousuf Karsh

Photographs taken of Mr. Karsh by Jerry Fielder when Mr. Karsh was addressing IBM Executives in Zurich Switzerland
14606
Oct 26 1984

Erik Nielsen

And Leslie (brother)
For Saturday Night Magazine
14609
Nov 1 1984

Queen Elizabeth II

With Prince Philip, alone and together, at Buckingham Palace
14690
Nov 1 1984

Mr. Michael Tims

Assistant to the master of the Household, Buckingham Palace
14619
Dec 12 1984

Vivia Sahara

Black girl who works at Metropolitan Museum of Art
14638
Jan 1 1985

Yousuf Karsh

and Hal Ungar (assistant) Tests taken at Chateau Laurier Hotel. YK at piano
14739
Jan 1 1985

Yousuf Karsh

Tests for meter readings. YK and others.
15028
Jan 1 1985

Mary Alderman

Tests with Jerry Fielder, and Charles Britt
14636
Feb 11 1985

Ben Teraberry

Muscular Dystrophy Association of America, Inc. Poster Children
14645
Mar 19 1985

Mr. John D. Feehan

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Office, Atlantic City Electric
14653
May 3 1985

Miss Adele Swenson

Executive Director, Radiological Society of North America
14654
May 7 1985

Margaret Atwood

One of group of writers photographed together for Apple Canada, Inc. Including Charles Templeton, Ben Wicks, Harold Towne, Veronica Tennant, Margaret Atwood
14654
May 7 1985

Ben Wicks

One of group of writers photographed together for Apple Canada, Inc. Including Charles Templeton, Ben Wicks, Harold Towne, Veronica Tennant, Margaret Atwood
14654
May 7 1985

Mr. Jack McClelland

One of group photographed together for Apple Canada, Inc. Including Charles Templeton, Ben Wicks, Harold Towne, Veronica Tennant, Margaret Atwood
14654
May 7 1985

Veronica Tennant

One of group photographed together for Apple Canada, Inc. Including Charles Templeton, Ben Wicks, Harold Towne, Veronica Tennant, Margaret Atwood
14654
May 7 1985

Mr. Harold Towne

One of group photographed together for Apple Canada, Inc. Including Charles Templeton, Ben Wicks, Harold Towne, Veronica Tennant, Margaret Atwood
14672
Jun 28 1985

Mr. John V. Branch

President, Nexa Corporation. With group of three Nexa executives together including Mr. John Allen, Mr. David Burden, Mr. John Branch
14715
Jul 30 1985

Yousuf Karsh

Photographs taken by Mr. John Allen of Nexa Corp. at the time he was being photographed by Mr. Karsh
14691
Aug 1 1985

Mr. Kiyoshi Ike

Syracuse Museum of Art. One photograph taken as test at same time as Ronald Kuchta, Director of Syracuse Museum of Art was photographed.
14694
Sep 4 1985

Mr. John V. Branch

Nexa Corporation. With group of three Nexa executives together including Mr. John Allen, Mr. David Burden, Mr. John Branch
14705
Oct 8 1985

Mr. Alain Prost

World Champion driver sports car racing
For Paris Match
14716
Nov 5 1985

Ronald Ellis QC

Director of Legal Education, Law Society of Upper Canada
14722
Nov 16 1985

Mr. Paul Kovi

Co-owner, The Four Seasons Restaurant
14724
Nov 16 1985

Mr. Tom Margittai

Co-owner, The Four Seasons Restaurant. Dual sitting with Mr. Paul Kovi
14724
Nov 16 1985

Mr. Paul Kovi

Co-owner, The Four Seasons Restaurant. Dual sitting with Mr. Tom Margittai
14727
Nov 20 1985

Isaac Asimov

For Ogilvy & Mather “Staying Power” Series (for Panhandle Eastern Corp.)
14731
Nov 22 1985

Dr. Laurence Earley

Chairman, Dept. of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Hospital
14733
Dec 11 1985

John Wooden

For Ogilvy & Mather “Staying Power” Series (for Panhandle Eastern Corp.)
14738
Dec 23 1985

Mr. John A. Farquhar

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Encon Insurance Managers Inc.
14740
Jan 3 1986

Mr. Dave Brubeck

For Ogilvy & Mather “Staying Power” Series (for Panhandle Eastern Corp.)
14750
Feb 7 1986

Mr. Fraser Elliott

Dual sitting with Heward Stikeman, QC. Stikeman, Elliott Barristers and Solicitors
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