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Albert Einstein Photo By Yousef Karsh, Displayed in Chateau Laurier Lobby (Photo Not For Sale) 07

Albert Einstein Photo By Yousef Karsh, Displayed in Chateau Laurier Lobby (Photo Not For Sale) 07

Description : Yousef Karsh was born in Armenia and came to Canada with his family when he was 16, working with his uncle, a portrait photographer, in Sherbrooke, Que. After he opened his Ottawa studio, then-prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King discovered him and sent visiting dignitaries his way for portraits.His iconic portraits – Winston Churchill, Pierre Trudeau, Albert Einstein, British royalty and international stars of politics and culture – hang in permanent collections in major galleries worldwide. Many are also prominently displayed in Ottawa,s Fairmont Château Laurier where Yousuf Karsh and his wife, Estrellita, lived for 18 years.

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