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Yousuf Karsh, ‘Winston Churchill’, 1941, Robert Klein Gallery
Yousuf Karsh, ‘Winston Churchill’, 1941, Robert Klein Gallery
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Yousuf Karsh

Winston Churchill, 1941

Gelatin silver print
19 1/2 × 15 3/4 in
49.5 × 40 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$25,000
Location
Boston
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Provenance
Robert Klein Gallery
Boston

Photographed in Canadian Parliament in 1941 this stands as one of the most recognized portraits in …

Photographed in Canadian Parliament in 1941 this stands as one of the most recognized portraits in history. It was chosen for reproduction on the Great Britain's 5 pound note.

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Condition
Pristine condition
Signature
Signed on mount recto
Frame
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Yousuf Karsh
Armenian, 1908–2002
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In his compassionate, elegant portraits of the leading figures of the 20th century—among them Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Winston Churchill, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Muhammad Ali, and Albert Einstein—photographer Yousuf Karsh captured both the private personality and public persona of his sitters. By carefully posing and sensitively lighting his subjects, Karsh strived to highlight distinctive features that would convey a sense of their individuality and inner life. The decisive moment for him—and the moment when he would release the camera’s shutter—was when his subject’s public mask was lifted, if only fleetingly. As he wrote: “The endless fascination of these people for me lies in what I call their inward power. It is part of the elusive secret that hides in everyone, and it has been my life’s work to try to capture it on film.”

Yousuf Karsh, ‘Winston Churchill’, 1941, Robert Klein Gallery
Yousuf Karsh, ‘Winston Churchill’, 1941, Robert Klein Gallery
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About the work
Provenance
Robert Klein Gallery
Boston

Photographed in Canadian Parliament in 1941 this stands as one of the most recognized portraits in …

Photographed in Canadian Parliament in 1941 this stands as one of the most recognized portraits in history. It was chosen for reproduction on the Great Britain's 5 pound note.

Medium
Photography
Condition
Pristine condition
Signature
Signed on mount recto
Frame
Included
Price ranges of medium-sized photographs by Yousuf Karsh
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$25,000–$26,000
This work
$0
$31,000+
Yousuf Karsh
Armenian, 1908–2002
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In his compassionate, elegant portraits of the leading figures of the 20th century—among them Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Winston Churchill, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Muhammad Ali, and Albert Einstein—photographer Yousuf Karsh captured both the private personality and public persona of his sitters. By carefully posing and sensitively lighting his subjects, Karsh strived to highlight distinctive features that would convey a sense of their individuality and inner life. The decisive moment for him—and the moment when he would release the camera’s shutter—was when his subject’s public mask was lifted, if only fleetingly. As he wrote: “The endless fascination of these people for me lies in what I call their inward power. It is part of the elusive secret that hides in everyone, and it has been my life’s work to try to capture it on film.”

Yousuf Karsh

Winston Churchill, 1941

Gelatin silver print
19 1/2 × 15 3/4 in
49.5 × 40 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$25,000
Location
Boston
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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