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Yousuf Karsh

[Armenian-born Canadian Photographer, 1908-2002]

• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
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When one sees the residuum of greatness before one's camera, one must recognize it in a flash. There is a brief moment when all that there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit may be reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record. This is the elusive "moment of truth".
- Yousuf Karsh, quoted by


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Original works by Yousuf Karsh available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteEastman House Museum of Photography & Film, Rochester, New York
59 photographs

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Photograph collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Camera portraits by Yousuf Karsh and Athol Shmith

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Notable SitePortrait Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Scroll down to the "K" listings for several photographs of prominent Canadians by Karsh

Notable SitePortrait Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Autoportrait (Self-Portrait), 1956

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University
Information and images from a 2007 exhibition

Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Karsh Masterworks: A Tribute

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
3 photographs online

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson
Portrait of Ernest Hemingway, 1957

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Rockford Art Museum, Illinois

Virtual Museum of Canada

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Joyner Waddington's Auction House, Toronto, Ontario -- Highlights of Past Sales
The Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Masters of Photography

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Homepage of Bell Island, Newfoundland
6 photographic portraits of Bell Island mineworkers

Origo Galeria
Kövi Pál

UK Government Art Collection
Andy Warhol
Winston Churchill
Audrey Hepburn
Albert Einstein

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
See link 60

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Yousuf Karsh  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia


Resource Library Magazine
Clark Gable, 1948

The Canadian Encyclopedia  
Illustrated biographical entry

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