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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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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(90)

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1971
NPG P490(90)

W.H. Auden, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(7)

W.H. Auden

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1972
NPG P490(7)

Henry Moore, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(51)

Henry Moore

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1973
NPG P490(51)

Henry Moore, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(52)

Henry Moore

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1973
NPG P490(52)

Yousuf Karsh, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P247

Yousuf Karsh

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1976
NPG P247

Margaret Thatcher, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P255

Margaret Thatcher

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1976
NPG P255

Margaret Thatcher, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(76)

Margaret Thatcher

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1976
NPG P490(76)

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P341

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1984
NPG P341

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P342

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1984
NPG P342

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P348

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
cibachrome print, 1984
NPG P348

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1563

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
C-type colour print, 1 November 1984
NPG P1563

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1564

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1 November 1984
NPG P1564

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1565

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
C-type colour print, 1 November 1984
NPG P1565

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1566

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1 November 1984
NPG P1566

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1567

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1 November 1984
NPG P1567

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1568

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
C-type colour print, 1 November 1984
NPG P1568

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1569

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1 November 1984
NPG P1569

Queen Elizabeth II, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1570

Queen Elizabeth II

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1 November 1984
NPG P1570

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P1571

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Yousuf Karsh
C-type colour print, 1 November 1984
NPG P1571

Sir Georg Solti, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(73)

Sir Georg Solti

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1987
NPG P490(73)

John Major, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P505

John Major

by Yousuf Karsh
colour print, 1991
NPG P505

John Major, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P505a

John Major

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1991
NPG P505a

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG x30412

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1946
NPG x30412

The Royal Family, by Yousuf Karsh, published by  H.A. & W.L. Pitkin Ltd - NPG x183998

The Royal Family

by Yousuf Karsh, published by H.A. & W.L. Pitkin Ltd
halftone postcard print, 1951
NPG x183998

Louis Bromfield, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG x196082

Louis Bromfield

by Yousuf Karsh
gelatin silver print, circa 1952
NPG x196082

Terence Rattigan, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG x22204

Terence Rattigan

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1954
NPG x22204

Willard Garfield Weston, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG x129564

Willard Garfield Weston

by Yousuf Karsh
matte bromide print on card, 1960s
NPG x129564

Willard Garfield Weston, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG x129565

Willard Garfield Weston

by Yousuf Karsh
matte bromide print on card, 1960s
NPG x129565

Sir Isaac Wolfson, 1st Bt, by Yousuf Karsh, for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x184273

Sir Isaac Wolfson, 1st Bt

by Yousuf Karsh, for Camera Press: London: UK
bromide press print, 1960s
NPG x184273

Sir Isaac Wolfson, 1st Bt, by Yousuf Karsh, for  Camera Press: London: UK - NPG x184276

Sir Isaac Wolfson, 1st Bt

by Yousuf Karsh, for Camera Press: London: UK
bromide press print, 1960s
NPG x184276

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Anna Zinkeisen

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1956
NPG x35383

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Georges Philias Vanier

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1960
NPG x28801

Web image not currently available

Francis Trounson Hearle

by Yousuf Karsh
print
NPG x11617

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