Yousuf Karsh(1908-2002), Photographer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 156 portraits
Armenian-born Canadian photographer. Initially apprenticed to the Boston photographer John H. Garo, Karsh opened a studio in Ottawa in 1932. Within three years he was commissioned to take the official photographs of the Canadian Government and in 1942, his photograph of Winston Churchill was published on the cover of Life magazine, with other important commissions for Life magazine following. Faces of Destiny was published in 1946/7, Portraits of Greatness was published with an exhibition organised by National Gallery of Canada in 1959/60, and Karsh, A Fifty-Year Retrospective in 1983, with exhibitions in New York, Bradford and London's National Portrait Gallery.