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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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Ralph Vaughan Williams, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(82)

Ralph Vaughan Williams

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(82)

Harold Wilson, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(87)

Harold Wilson

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(87)

Oliver Sherwell Franks, Baron Franks of Headington, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P2075

Oliver Sherwell Franks, Baron Franks of Headington

by Yousuf Karsh
gelatin silver print mounted on card, 22 November 1950
NPG P2075

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P336

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P336

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P337

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P337

The Royal Family, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P347

The Royal Family

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P347

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(25)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P490(25)

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(61)

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P490(61)

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(80)

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1951
NPG P490(80)

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1556

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 30 July 1951
NPG P1556

Laurence Olivier, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P253

Laurence Olivier

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG P253

Benjamin Britten, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(13)

Benjamin Britten

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG P490(13)

Benjamin Britten, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(14)

Benjamin Britten

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG P490(14)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(29)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG P490(29)

Alexander Fleming, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(31)

Alexander Fleming

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG P490(31)

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