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Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Yousuf Karsh Collection:

Finding Aid



Summary

Title:Yousuf Karsh Collection.
Dates:– 1946; 1990
Quantity: – 2 photographs ; 65 x 73 cm (with frame) ; 28.3 x 36 cm.

Biographical Sketch

Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), Canadian portrait photographer, achieved international fame making photographs of "people of influence". He established a studio in Ottawa in 1932. In 1990, art dealer and collector Gilbert Blair Laing (1911-1991) donated a large collection of paintings by James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924) to the National Gallery of Canada. Karsh photographed Laing in association with the exhibition of that collection at the National Gallery of Canada (1990) and across the country (1992-1994). Canadian artist and Group of Seven Member Lawren S. Harris (1885-1970) sat for Karsh in 1946.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of 1 framed photograph of Lawren Harris and 1 photograph of G. Blair Laing, at home with his collection of paintings by James Wilson Morrice.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of collection.
Immediate source of acquisition: The photograph of Lawren Harris was purchased by the National Gallery of Canada. The photograph of G. Blair Laing was commissioned by the National Gallery of Canada from Yousuf Karsh in 1990.
Terms governing use and reproduction: Permission to reproduce or publish Yousuf Karsh photographs must be obtained from the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
Associated material: Other photographs by Yousuf Karsh are part of the National Gallery of Canada photograph collections. See Visual Resources database records for the collection for additional information on the photographs in the Yousuf Karsh Collection.

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Index Terms

Names:
Harris, Lawren S., 1885-1970
Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-2002
Laing, G. Blair, 1911-1991
Document Types:
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Yousuf Karsh Collection, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources
Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4

T 613-990-0597
F 613-990-9818
 
ccampbel@gallery.ca 

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