(December 23, 1908 - July13, 2002), was an. He hasbeen described as one of the greatest portrait photographers of the 20thcentury. Survivor, Karsh migrated to Canada as a refugee.
By the 1930s he established himself as asignificant photographer in Ottawa, where he lived most of his adult life, though he traveled extensively for work. Of WinstonChurchill was a breakthrough point in his 60-year career, through which hetook numerous photos of known political leaders, men and women of arts andsciences. Over 20 photos by Karsh appeared on the cover of.
Magazine, until he retired in1992. Karsh has been recognized as Canada's leadingportrait photographer. In general, he is recognized as one of thebest-known and great portrait photographers of the 20thcentury. Wrote upon his deaththat Karsh was for half a century perhaps the greatest portraitphotographer in the monumental manner.
Describes him as the pre-eminent portraitphotographer of the twentieth century. Described him as one of the greatest portraitphotographers of the twentieth century [who] achieved a distinct style in histheatrical lighting. Notedthat his portraits have come to represent the public images of majorinternational figures of politics, science, and culture in the twentiethcentury.
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