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Yousuf Karsh

(1908-2002), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 158 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.

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King George VI, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(36)

King George VI

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(36)

Sir David Low, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(47)

Sir David Low

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(47)

George Bernard Shaw, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(69)

George Bernard Shaw

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(69)

George Bernard Shaw, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(70)

George Bernard Shaw

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(70)

Jan Christian Smuts, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(72)

Jan Christian Smuts

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(72)

William Temple, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(75)

William Temple

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(75)

H.G. Wells, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(86)

H.G. Wells

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1943
NPG P490(86)

Clement Attlee, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P241

Clement Attlee

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1944
NPG P241

Clement Attlee, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(6)

Clement Attlee

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1944
NPG P490(6)

Sir John Greer Dill, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(24)

Sir John Greer Dill

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1944
NPG P490(24)

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P246

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1945
NPG P246

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(8)

Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1945
NPG P490(8)

Boris Karloff, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P318

Boris Karloff

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1946
NPG P318

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