Yousuf Karsh | the artist

The artist Yousuf Karsh
Born Dec 23 1908, Mardin, Turkey.
Died July 13 2002, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

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George Eastman House collection

Karsh was a master in the use of studio lights. One of Karsh's distinctive practices was lighting the subject's hands separately. He photographed many of the great and celebrated personalities of his generation. Journalist George Perry wrote in London's Sunday Times that "when the famous start thinking of immortality, they call for Karsh of Ottawa."


Armenian-born Karsh lived through the 1915 genocide in his homeland, emigrating to Canada to live with his uncle in 1924...