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 Sitter's Name

sitting #
date
Name
Role, Location, Notes
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.
14119
Mar 25 1979

Mr. Eugene Istomin

Some also taken of Mr. & Mrs. (Martita Casals) Eugene Istomin together.
10769
Aug 30 1952

Mrs. Ives

Sister to Adlai Stevenson
9446
Jan 20 1945

Mr. Justice W. C. Ives

Retired Chief Justice of Alberta. Chairman Salaries Control Order; Royal Commission on Taxation, Annuities and Family Corps.
12262
Jun 1 1963

Yula Jacobson

Star of the Film ZULU. Shot in Natal, South Africa
For Embassy Films Corporation
9852
Nov 29 1946

Mrs. Walter E. A. Jaeggi

Wife of Secretary, Swiss Legation photographed at her residence modelling gown for A.J. Freiman’s Ltd.
Original sitting number: E1
13948
Jul 1 1977

Mary Jago

July and August, 1977. With Hazaros Surmeyan. Dancers in Mad Shadows
For National Ballet of Canada project
12394
Jun 9 1964

Wenzel Jaksch

Member of Parliament, Social Democrat, Bonn, Germany
13538
Nov 6 1973

Mr. Burt James

For Canada Trust Annual Report, 1973 photographed to illustrate pension trusts by Canada Trust
10057
Dec 5 1947

Miss Frances James

First wife of Murray Adaskin, Canadian composer
For Saturday Night Magazine
15150
Feb 5 1990

Judith Jamison

Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
For “American Legends” series East/West Network
4354
Nov 15 1937

Dola Jan

Model
For Chatter Magazine
10518
Oct 31 1950

Sir Gladwyn Jebb

British Delegate to United Nations
For THE QUEEN Magazine, London
13522
Oct 16 1973

Mrs. Muriel P. Jeffery

Photographed in main branch vault of Canada Trust, London, Ontario as part of Canada Trust Annual Report, 1973
11885
May 27 1960

Professor Jemmett

Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
15236
Dec 7 1990

Jasper Johns

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
11934
Nov 16 1960

Mr. Johnson

Dupont and International Shoe Group.
10952
Nov 19 1953

Herbert Johnson Esq.

President, Johnson’s Wax Co.
For JWT Chicago, N.W. Mutual Series
15301
Apr 23 1992

Mr. Mark M. Johnson

Director, Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
13758
Oct 17 1975

Mr. Paul J. Johnson

Honorary President, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
15152
Feb 7 1990

Philip Johnson

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
15092
May 18 1989

C. B. Johnston

(Bud) Dean, School of Business Administration, University of Western Ontario
10551
Dec 14 1950

J. G. Johnston Esq.

Johnston, Everson & Charlesworth, writers on Public Relations
14380
Mar 30 1982

James Earl Jones

Dual sitting with Christopher Plummer. In costumes for Othello and Iago parts
For LIFE Magazine
14869
Apr 30 1987

Edward G. Jordan

President, The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
13903
May 19 1977

Mr. Hamilton Jordan

Chief of Staff for Jimmy Carter. Photographed together with Mr. Jody Powell at the White House
For TIME Magazine
8626
Jan 18 1943

Mrs. Russell B. Jordan

United States Legation Red Cross group. Mrs. Julius Fleischmann, Mrs. Russell B. Jordan, Mrs. F. J. Graling, Mrs. Clifford C. Taylor
10328
May 28 1949

Louis Jouvet

Actor. Photographed at the Theatre de l’Athenee
13686
Mar 9 1975

Miss Karen Kain

Ballet dancer, National Ballet of Canada
Photographed for Canadian book
13940
Jul 1 1977

Miss Karen Kain

Dancer - In Swan Lake - and in repetitive motion
For National Ballet of Canada project
13941
Jul 1 1977

Miss Karen Kain

Ballet dancer, National Ballet of Canada. Photographed July/August, 1977 with Frank Augustyn. Dancers in La Fille Mal Gardée and Swan Lake
For National Ballet of Canada project
13632
Aug 19 1974

Edgar Kaiser Jr.

Photographed with Edgar Kaiser Sr. in front of portrait of Henry J. Kaiser at Kaiser Industries
13632
Aug 19 1974

Edgar Kaiser Sr.

Photographed with Edgar Kaiser Jr. in front of portrait of Henry J. Kaiser at Kaiser Industries
13057
Sep 25 1969

Mr. William J. Kane

President, Great A&P Tea Company
Rockwell-Standard American Trucking Association Assignment
12225
Mar 1 1963

Peter Kapitsa

Soviet Physicist, Director of the Institute of Physics Problems. March/April, 1963
5618
Aug 30 1939

Madame Karsh

Scenes at home, alone and with Tia
8909
Jun 11 1943

Madame Karsh

At home with Barbara and Aunt Lucia
9131
Aug 1 1943

Madame Karsh

Exteriors & Interiors, also Winter 1944 Tia & Chickadee
9740
Mar 24 1946

Madame Karsh

Portrait at Little Wings (Indoor & Outdoor)
9938
Jun 5 1947

Madame Karsh

At Studio. With black lace scarf
For Liberty
10389
Aug 1 1948

Madame Karsh

Senior, YK’s Mother. Taken in Studio, Summer of 1948
10390
Aug 1 1948

Mr. Karsh

Senior. YK’s Father. Taken in Studio, Summer of 1948
12824
Oct 1 1960

Karsh

One-Man Show at the National Gallery of Canada
12922
Nov 1 1960

Karsh

By Nicke Luciani Maclean Hunter, Toronto
14569
Jan 1 1983

Karsh

Copy negatives made of three Karsh vintage prints exhibited at National Museum of Photography
14490
Sep 1 1983

Karsh

Copy negative made of dust cover of book “Karsh: A Fifty-Year Retrospective”
13386
Apr 17 1972

Estrellita Karsh

Dual sitting with Barbara Walters at Walters’ apartment
14359
Dec 1 1981

Estrellita Karsh

Photographs of sculpture by Manzu of Estrellita Karsh
For use in catalogue raisonné of Manzu’s work
14799
Jun 19 1986

Estrellita Karsh

Photographed at New York Studio. For Chicago Tribune article
8961
Aug 18 1943

Malak Karsh

With Barbara and Yousuf at Karsh home
9227
Jun 1 1944

Malak Karsh

With Aunt Lucia, Barbara and Yousuf at Wakefield
10737
Apr 28 1952

Solange Karsh

With Mme Gauthier and Nun, Mother St. Thomas Aquinas
9739
Mar 22 1946

Yousuf Karsh

Studio Portrait (With negative Peggy Cummings)
For A.P.
9859
Dec 6 1946

Yousuf Karsh

Studio - Self Portrait (With Faces of Destiny Cover)
11675
Jan 1 1958

Yousuf Karsh

With background of stamps - Picture by Marcel Gaudart
12128
Jan 1 1960

Yousuf Karsh

With his mother, used in autobiography
12353
Feb 10 1964

Yousuf Karsh

By Guy Robillard at Government House, Ottawa
13563
Jan 1 1968

Yousuf Karsh

Taken at exhibition of Men Who Make Our World in Montreal
13072
Oct 1 1969

Yousuf Karsh

Photographed with Astronauts (in profile) by Gene Pospeshil
13357
Mar 7 1972

Yousuf Karsh

(Date card made) and poodle Clicquot photographed by Mike Kerr
Copy negative. Published in Ottawa Citizen
13589
Oct 1 1972

Yousuf Karsh

and Estrellita with Henry Moore. Taken at Henry Moore’s home. By Mr. Karsh and Les Wilson
13630
Jul 11 1974

Yousuf Karsh

Photographed in New York studio by comedian Jerry Lewis, as part of preparations for Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, when YK was photographing Mr. Lewis
13665
Sep 1 1974

Yousuf Karsh

Photographed at Fairmont Hotel San Francisco
14689
Jul 7 1975

Yousuf Karsh

Tests. Also some scenes at Little Wings
13741
Aug 8 1975

Yousuf Karsh

and visiting Japanese photographers. Taken by Jim Woodson at studio during visit to Little Wings
13828
Aug 25 1976

Yousuf Karsh

Self portraits at studio (with photographs of Cousteau and Castro)
For publicity photograph. For CANADIAN Magazine interview by Doug Fetherling
14015
May 24 1978

Yousuf Karsh

Self portrait. Taken at the Chateau Laurier Hotel and Parliament Buildings
For Polaroid and Camera Magazine
14168
May 9 1979

Yousuf Karsh

Nature studies,flowers, etc. taken at Little Wings
14167
Jul 26 1979

Yousuf Karsh

Self portrait taken on 20x24 Polaroid
For Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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
14419
Mar 18 1982

Yousuf Karsh

With students of photography from Ryerson Institute, Toronto, visiting Mr. Karsh (taken by assistant Gregory Lorfing)
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
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)
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
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
14608
Oct 1 1984

Yousuf Karsh

Photographs taken of Mr. Karsh by Jerry Fielder when Mr. Karsh was addressing IBM Executives in Zurich Switzerland
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.
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
15038
Jan 1 1987

Yousuf Karsh

Copy negatives of Mr. Karsh with his dog Cliquot. Photographs by Michael Kerr
14892
Jul 7 1987

Yousuf Karsh

With Dr. Jean-Pierre Wallot, Dominion Archivist
Taken at Public Archives Canada by Jerry Fielder
14997
Oct 1 1987

Yousuf Karsh

Tests taken with new Hasselblad camera
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
15046
Dec 5 1988

Yousuf Karsh

Self portrait. Taken for Maclean’s Magazine to be used in People section
15167
Feb 1 1990

Yousuf Karsh

Photographs of KARSH ROOM at the Rideau Club, Ottawa
15160
Feb 16 1990

Yousuf Karsh

Self portrait taken at Chateau Laurier
15226
Oct 24 1990

Yousuf Karsh

Photographed after receiving the Companion Medal of the Order of Canada
14686
Dec 1 1973

Karsh Studio

130 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Canada. Photographs of doorway and reception area of studio - taken prior to move to Chateau Laurier
10447
Feb 18 1950

Eugene Kash

Musical Director, National Film Board, Ottawa. Ottawa Childrens’ Concerts, and at Studio
14245
Jul 29 1980

Mr. Fred Kasravi

Senior Representative, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
14591
Sep 12 1984

Mr. Stanley Katz

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Leber Katz Partners
11867
Feb 22 1960

Danny Kaye

For TV Guide through PIX Publishing
13746
Sep 24 1975

Major General R. Holley Keefler

CBE, DSO, ED, B.A. Sc., LLD. Medals Legion d’Honneur & Croix de Guerre. Former Chairman of Board of Northern Electric
For Northern Electric Co. Ltd.
13822
Jun 9 1976

Dr. W. C. Keettel

Professor Emeritus Pathologic Anatomy, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
10846
Feb 5 1953

Anton Keis

Rheingold Beer
Foote, Cone & Belding Co. thru PIX Publishing
10114
Mar 8 1948

Miss Helen Keller

(Miss Polly Thompson, her companion) Photographed in Hotel Algonquin
For Coronet Magazine
11838
Jan 5 1960

Mr. Frank Kemp

President and General Manager, Great Western Sugar Co.
Northwestern Mutual sitting
12344
Feb 4 1964

Donald M. Kendall

President, The Pepsi Cola Company, & Herbert Barnet, Chairman
15221
Oct 22 1990

Jacqueline Kennedy

(Onassis)
Translations from colour transparencies made by Camera Press for YL. Taken June 14, 1957. Envelope No. 11526
11678
Sep 5 1958

Mr. William Kennedy Jr.

President, North Carolina Mutual Insurance Co.
Ebony Magazine series. For PIX Publishing
14094
Jan 29 1979

Dr. Wilbert J. Keon

Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa at Civic Hospital
12984
Mar 19 1969

Dr. F. G. Kergin

Asst. Dean, Clinical Affairs, University of Toronto
12602
Dec 15 1965

Governor Otto Kerner

Governor of Illinois
For Rockwell Standard and American Trucking Assn.
11397
Aug 20 1956

Charles F. Kettering

Vice President and Research Consultant, General Motors Corp., Dayton, Ohio
Through PIX Publishing
13058
Sep 25 1969

Mrs. William R. Kidd

National Chairman of the Assn. of Women Safety Leaders
Rockwell-Standard American Trucking Association Assignment
14164
Jul 26 1979

Dr. James R. Killian

For Polaroid Corporation. 20x24 Polaroid only. No negatives on file.
14166
Jul 26 1979

Mrs. James R. Killian

For Polaroid Corporation. 20x24 Polaroid only. No negatives on file.
13535
Nov 5 1973

Miss Debbie King

For Canada Trust Annual Report, 1973 - Brownie depositing money in Canada Trust Branch
9191
Apr 22 1944

Admiral Ernest J. King

Commander in Chief US Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations
For LIFE Magazine
12499
Feb 17 1965

Padré Kino

Suzanne Stevenson Silvercruys (Statue) in Washington Capitol
15113
Sep 7 1989

Dr. Warren Kinzey

Professor of Anthropology, City College of City University of New York
13949
Jul 1 1977

Charles Kirby

Dancer - as King in Sarabande costume
For National Ballet of Canada project
14456
Jun 13 1983

Mr. Gustave Kirchenberger

Retired chef of Green Valley Restaurant but still Vice President and a Director of the company
13393
Jun 28 1972

Mr. Henry Kissinger

Special Advisor for National Security for the President of the United States
15151
Feb 6 1990

Henry Kissinger

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
12804
Apr 4 1968

Mr. Rex Kitely

Ontario Department of Tourism and Industry. For James Lovick Advertising
14322
Jul 20 1981

Mr. Leo Kolber

President CEMP Investments (Charles/Edgar/Minda/Philip Bronfman private investment company)
14894
Aug 10 1987

Lily Koltun

National Library and Archives , Canada
9535
May 9 1945

Dr. V. K. Wellington Koo

Chinese Ambassador to the Court of St. James, formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs, at San Francisco, California
14722
Nov 16 1985

Mr. Paul Kovi

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

Mr. Paul Kovi

Co-owner, The Four Seasons Restaurant. Dual sitting with Mr. Tom Margittai
11858
Jan 26 1960

Carl Kroch

President, Kroch’s and Brentano's
11985
Jan 1 1961

Mr. Boris Kroll

Master craftsman and weaver
For House Beautiful Magazine
13166
May 4 1970

John Kronenberger

Editor, Look Magazine. Photographed during sitting for Joan Baez for “Under 30” series
9510
Apr 1 1945

Mr. J. A. Krug

Chairman, War Production Board
For LIFE Magazine
13952
Jul 1 1977

James Kudelka

Dancer
For National Ballet of Canada project
11805
Jun 9 1959

Mr. Kulikowski

Publisher, Salesmans Opportunity Magazine
12621
Feb 24 1966

Mr. Murray Kyger

President, First National Bank of Fort Worth
For Finance Magazine Cover
9426
Jan 11 1945

Mrs. John S. Labatt

Lady District Supt. for Western Ontario, St. John Ambulance Brigade
13521
Oct 15 1973

Mr. M. L. Lahn

Canada Trust
For Canada Trust Annual Report, 1973
15116
Sep 19 1989

Mr. G. Blair Laing

Blair Lang Galleries
Made at request of Dr. Shirley Thompson, Director, National Gallery of Canada
11519
May 31 1957

Dr. Kaye Lamb

Dominon Archivist, The Dominion Archives
11006
Apr 14 1954

Louis H. Lamotte

Vice President in charge Sales, International Business Machines Inc.
10080
Jan 21 1948

Cyril H. Lander Esq.

President & General Manager, National Drug & Chemical Co. of Canada Ltd.
12913
Aug 27 1968

Mr. Mills Lane

President, The Citizens and Southern National Bank
For Finance Magazine
10001
Sep 25 1947

Chester H. Lang Esq.

Vice President & Manager of Sales, Apparatus Dept., General Electric Company
14013
May 16 1978

Dr. Robert D. Langdell

Group Sitting. Department of Pathology and Biochemistry, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
9997
Sep 24 1947

Dr. Irving T. Langmuir

Assistant Director, Research Laboratory, General Electric Company. Nobel Prize in Surface Chemistry
10542
Nov 27 1950

Lawrence Langner

Director, The Theatre Guild Inc.
Northwestern Mutual sitting for J. Walter Thompson
15266
May 1 1991

Angela Lansbury

For “American Legends” series East/West Network
SHOW 40 100 500 1000
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