Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes

Opens July 9 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Posted: June 28, 2011
Source: Farrell Howe
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Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112

Yousuf Karsh Audrey Hepburn

Yousuf Karsh, Audrey Hepburn, 1956, gelatin silver print. ©Estate of Yousuf Karsh.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is pleased to bring you one of the most iconic portraitists in the history of photography, Yousuf Karsh! Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes opens on Saturday, July 9.

Canadian Yousuf Karsh's work helped form our collective visual memory of the most celebrated political and cultural figures of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Marian Anderson, Albert Schweitzer, Ernest Hemingway and many others. Karsh's defiant and scowling portrait of Winston Churchill in 1941 became an instant icon of Britain's stand against facism. From that time on, Karsh became internationally renowned and a long list of statesmen, artists, musicians, writers, actors and celebrities sat before his camera.

The 100 works on view are a selection of Karsh's own favorites, now in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. This exhibition tour is organized by Curatorial Assistance, Pasadena, California.

In conjunction with this exhibition, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is also featuring a number of supporting events and programs:

For more information about Yousuf Karsh, his life and his work, please visit his website by clicking here.

Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes is sponsored by: Greenleaf Trust and Honigman.

For additional information and exhibition hours, visit the website, or call (269) 349-7775.

Images are available upon media request.