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Winston Churchill

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Yousuf Karsh, Winston Churchill, 1941 (negative); printed later, gelatin silver print, Bequest of Fae Heath Batten, © Estate of Yousuf Karsh, 1997.58.82

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Title

Winston Churchill

Date

1941 (negative); printed later

Medium

gelatin silver print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image/sheet: 19 1/2 in x 15 3/8 in

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Canadian

Credit Line

Bequest of Fae Heath Batten

Accession Number

1997.58.82

Copyright

© Estate of Yousuf Karsh

Terms

gelatin silver prints

photographs

politicians

Description

Yousuf Karsh immigrated to Canada in 1925 after fleeing political and cultural strife in Turkey. He settled in Québec, where he worked in his uncle’s photography studio, and later apprenticed with a photographer in Boston. In 1931, he opened his own photography studio in Ottawa, Ontario, the capital of Canada, and quickly built a clientele of political figures. This photograph of Winston Churchill, which depicts the British Prime Minister as a steadfast wartime leader, garnered international acclaim and solidified Karsh’s position as a photographer of the world’s luminaries.

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