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Yousuf Karsh

(1908-2002), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 155 portraits
Armenian-born, Canadian photographer. Apprenticed to the Boston photographer John H. Garo before taking a studio in Ottawa, 1932. He was commissioned to do official Canadian Government portraits from 1935. His photograph of Winston Churchill was published on the cover of Life magazine in 1942, with important commissions for Life magazine following from 1944 onwards. Faces of Destiny was published 1946/7; Portraits of Greatness published with an exhibition organised by National Gallery of Canada, 1959/60; Karsh, A Fifty-Year Retrospective was published in 1983 with exhibitions in New York, Bradford and National Portrait Gallery.

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Winston Churchill, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1368

Winston Churchill

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1941
NPG P1368

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG x30412

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1946
NPG x30412

Terence Rattigan, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG x22204

Terence Rattigan

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG x22204

Willard Garfield Weston, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG x129564

Willard Garfield Weston

by Yousuf Karsh
matte bromide print on card, 1960s
NPG x129564

Willard Garfield Weston, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG x129565

Willard Garfield Weston

by Yousuf Karsh
matte bromide print on card, 1960s
NPG x129565

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1937
NPG P490(79)

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John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1939
NPG P490(78)

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Winston Churchill

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1941
NPG P243

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Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1941
NPG P252

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Winston Churchill

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1941
NPG P490(16)

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Winston Churchill

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1941
NPG P490(17)

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Noël Coward

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P245

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Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P334

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Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1943
NPG P335

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Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth

by Yousuf Karsh
sepia-toned bromide print, 1943
NPG P402

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Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(1)

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(9)

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Ernest Bevin

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(12)

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