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Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, Part I

Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits, Part I

November 8, 2013 – April 27, 2014

Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Location: 1st Floor, North, Recent Acquisitions

Iconic photographs by Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002) portray Americans who have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as business, medicine, entertainment, politics, and the arts: artist Georgia O’Keeffe, physician and virologist Jonas Salk, singer Marian Anderson, actress Grace Kelly, businesswoman Elizabeth Arden, architect I. M. Pei, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, artist Isamu Noguchi, and others. This is the museum's first exhibition devoted entirely to the work of this internationally recognized portrait photographer.

Part II will be on view May 2-November 2, 2014, while photographs are being rotated.

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Isamu Noguchi, 1980, gelatin silver print, by Yousuf Karsh