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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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Dame Elizabeth Taylor, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P254

Dame Elizabeth Taylor

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1946
NPG P254

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(5)

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1946
NPG P490(5)

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(11)

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1946
NPG P490(11)

Angela Lansbury, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(45)

Angela Lansbury

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1946
NPG P490(45)

Dame Elizabeth Taylor, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(74)

Dame Elizabeth Taylor

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1946
NPG P490(74)

Somerset Maugham, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(49)

Somerset Maugham

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1947
NPG P490(49)

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel), by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P248

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1948
NPG P248

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel), by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(46)

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1948
NPG P490(46)

Henry Moore, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P251

Henry Moore

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P251

Harold Wilson, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P257

Harold Wilson

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P257

Sir Henry Hallett Dale, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(23)

Sir Henry Hallett Dale

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(23)

Alexander Korda, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(44)

Alexander Korda

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(44)

Harold Nicolson, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(58)

Harold Nicolson

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(58)

J.B. Priestley, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(63)

J.B. Priestley

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(63)

Joseph Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(65)

Joseph Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(65)

Bertrand Russell, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(68)

Bertrand Russell

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(68)

Ralph Vaughan Williams, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(81)

Ralph Vaughan Williams

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(81)

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