Yousuf Karsh

(Canadian, 1908–2002)

georgia o'keeffe by yousuf karsh

Yousuf Karsh

Georgia O'Keeffe, 1956

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pablo picasso by yousuf karsh

Yousuf Karsh

Pablo Picasso, 1954

Biography

Timeline

1908
Born in Mardin, Armenia.
1925
Arrived in Canada from Syria.
1926
Went to work for his Uncle Nakash at his studio, leaving behind his original desire to study medicine.

Starts apprenticeship with John H. Garo of Boston.
1931
Leaves Boston and opens his studio in Ottawa.
1941
Learns lighting at Ottawa Little Theatre and photographs Winston Churchill.
1992
Closed studio.
1997
Retires to Boston, MA.
2002
Dies in Boston at age 93.

Exhibitions

2010
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA

G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006
Weston Gallery, Carmel, CA (solo)
2004
Tom Blau Gallery, London, England (solo)
Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

Camera Work, Berlin, Germany
1991
National Portrait Gallery, London, England
1989
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
1983
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
1967
Montreal World's Fair

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1952
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Charles Francis Press Gallery, New York, NY (traveled)