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Art & Design

  • Yousuf Karsh, *Georgia O'Keeffe*, 1956. Gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh

    Yousuf Karsh: Portraits of Artists

    Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

    February 27 –July 31, 2009

    Yousuf Karsh, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1956. Gift of Estrellita Karsh in memory of Yousuf Karsh

  • This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Yousuf Karsh (Canadian, born Armenia, 1908-2002) one of the most admired portrait photographers. Through his long life he photographed over 15,000 individuals, many of whom were among the 20th century’s most notable, such as Sir Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein. Artists and designers were frequent subjects and the focus of this exhibition of some twenty photographs portraits including celebrated images of Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, and Frank Lloyd Wright—all promised gifts to The RISD Museum from the Estate of Yousuf Karsh.Complementing this show will be a selection of portraits of artists from the Museum’s distinguished print, drawing, and photography collections in the Buonanno Works on Paper Gallery.


Selected objects from Yousuf Karsh: Portraits of Artists