Yousuf Karsh

  • Yousuf Karsh's birth

    December 23, 1908, Yousuf Karsh was born in Mardin, Armenia.
  • Karsh arrives in Halifax

    Karsh arrives in Halifax
    December 24, 1925, 17 year old Yousuf Karsh arrived on the Liner Versailles in Halifax.
  • Photo of Winston Churchill

    Photo of Winston Churchill
    December 30, 1941, Karsh photographed Winston Churchill (British Statesman). This is one of his most famous photographs.
  • Circa 1948

    Circa 1948
    Portrait of Helen Keller. Hellen Keller was an American lecturer, writer, and political activist, who was deaf and blind. She was taught to read and write by Anne Sullivan.
  • Crica 1954

    Crica 1954
    Potrait of Albert Schweitzer. Albert Schweitzer was a French philosopher, physician and organist. (1875-1965)
  • Circa 1954

    Circa 1954
    Another famous portrait by Yousuf Karsh is the portrait of Pablo Picasso. Picasso was one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. He was a Spanish artist who lived in France. He lived from 1881-1973.
  • Circa 1956

    Circa 1956
    Another famous photograph by Yousuf Karsh, is the portrait of Georgia O'Keefe who was an American artist who lived from November 15, 1887-March 6, 1986.
  • Circa 1957

    Circa 1957
    Portrait of Ernest Hemigway. Ernest Hemingway was an American fiction writer, and a journalist. In 1954, he won the Nobel Prize in literature. Some of his famous books are "The Sun Also Rises", "The Old Man and the Sea", and "A Farewell to Arms". . He lived from 1899 to 1961.
  • Circa 1962

    Circa 1962
    Portrait of Sir Laurence Oliver. Sir Laurance Oliver was an English actor, producer, and director. He was one of the most famous British actors of the 20th century. (May 22 1907 – July 11 1989)
  • Circa 1962

    Circa 1962
    Portrait of Bertrand Russell. He was an English philosopher and mathematician. (1872-1970)
  • Circa 1988

    Circa 1988
    Potrait of Mother Teresa. Her orginal name was Angnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She was a Roman Catholic nun, of India citizenship and Albanian ethnicity. At age 12, she was called by God. At age 18, she joined the Sisters of Loreto, and Irish community of nuns. She vowed to become a nun on May 24, 1931. From 1931 to 1948, she taught at St. Mary's High School in Calcutta. She fully devoted her life to helping the poor. For her work, she recieved a number of awards: The Pope John XXIII Peace Prize
  • Bibliography

    "Yousuf Karsh Photographs, Yousuf Karsh Photography." Welcome to A Gallery for Fine Photography. Web. 22 Nov. 2011. http://www.agallery.com/pages/photographers/karsh.html.
    "Yousuf Karsh." Science and What-not... Web. 22 Nov. 2011. http://lindo-maravilhoso.blogspot.com/2010/11/yousuf-karsh.html.
    "Museum of Art - Rhode Island School of Design - 404 Error." Museum of Art - Rhode Island School of Design. Museum of Art - Rhode Island School of Design. Web. 22 Nov. 2011. <http://www.risdmuseum.org