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ID: 500013272
 
Record Type: Person
Karsh, Yousuf (Canadian photographer, 1908-2002)

Note: Karsh is internationally known for his portraits of notable people, such as dignitaries, artists, world leaders, and scientists. He emigrated to Canada in 1924, where he came under the care of his uncle, George Nakash, an established photographer. He opened his own portrait studio in 1932 in Ottowa, where he quickly gained a reputation as a talented photographer whose clients came to include high-ranking individuals. He achieved international success in 1941 with his famous portrait of Winston Churchill. This image poses the qualities that would become the Karsh trademark: strong chiaroscuro to model the sitter's face and a sense of the sitter's inner strength and character. From 1969, he taught at numerous universities and academies.

Names:
Karsh, Yousuf (preferred,V,index,LC)
Yousuf Karsh (V,display)
Karash, Yousuf (V)

Nationalities:
Canadian (preferred)
Armenian
Turkish
American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
portraitist
professor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Mardin (Mardin province, South-East Anatolian Region, Turkey) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   since 1924  Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
nephew of ....  Nakash, George  
................  (Canadian photographer, 1892-1976) [500040736]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Karsh, Yousuf (I)

Biographies:
(Canadian photographer, 1908-2002) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1908-2002) ..... [GRL]
(Canadian photographer, 1908-2002) ..... [Grove Art]
(American artist, 1908-) ..... [WCP]
(Turkish, Armenian and Canadian photographer, portrait photographer, portraitist and professor; born Mardin (Turkey), 1908) ..... [CCA]
(Canadian photographer, b.1908) ..... [BHA]
(American artist, born 1908) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Karash, Yousuf ........ [VP]
..............................  Allgemeines K├╝nstlerlexikon, International Artists Database (1998-2008)
Karsh, Yousuf ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
............................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50044628
............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Yousuf Karsh ........ [CCA, VP, WL-Courtauld]
..........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, GRL, Grove Art, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Canadian Who's Who (1910-)
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Karsh, Karsh: A Fifty-Year Retrospective (1983) 133
....................  Karsh: The Art of the Portrait (1989)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  UCSB cat. sheets
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
....................  World Exhibition of Photography (1964-)
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA, VP]
.......... 20th-Century Photography (1996) 310
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