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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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P490(79)

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

P490(78)

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

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

P243

Winston Churchill

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1941
NPG P243

P490(16)

Winston Churchill

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

P490(17)

Winston Churchill

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

P1368

Winston Churchill

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1941
NPG P1368

P245

Noël Coward

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P245

P334

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P334

P335

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1943
NPG P335

P402

Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth

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

P490(12)

Ernest Bevin

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

P490(20)

Noël Coward

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(20)

P490(21)

Sir Stafford Cripps

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(21)

P490(35)

King George VI

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(35)

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