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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Yousuf Karsh: "Portraits of Artists"
The RISD Museum presents this exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Yousuf Karshone one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the 20th Century. Karshone photographed more the 15,000 individuals and included among them are the likes of Albert Einsten and Sir Winston Churchill. This exhibition focuses specifically on Kasrshone's photographs of well-known artists and designers. 25 portraits are featured in the exhibit including Picasso, Calder and Frank Lloyd Wright. A very special side note, the photographs in Portraits of Artists have been promised as gifts to The RISD Museum by Estrellita Karsh, the artist's wife. The last day to view this exhibit is this Friday, July 31st!