Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

The Artist’s Mirror

The Artist's Mirror: Self Portraits
Yousuf Karsh self portrait with globe, 1956

As part of a five-year collaboration with Library and Archives Canada, the Glenbow Museum in Calgary will host a series of exhibitions drawn from the national portrait collection. The inaugural exhibition features works by Emily Carr, Norval Morriseau, Yousuf Karsh, Alma Duncan and many others.

Eric Volmers writes in the Calgary Herald: “Photographer Yousuf Karsh, best known for his portraits of politicians and celebs, took what must be one of the first selfies in 1951, an experimental work shot through a reflective orb from his garden and depicts the artist behind a camera with his face completely obscured.”

“The Artist’s Mirror” opened on March 10 and runs until January 6, 2019. Read the article in the Herald, and visit the Glenbow’s website to see more of the wonderful portraits in this exhibition.