Estrellita Karsh, widow of internationally renowned portrait photographer and longtime Ottawa resident Yousuf Karsh, will present nine of her late husband's prints to the City of Ottawa on Tuesday.

 

The portraits--which include two of Karsh's most famous portraits, Winston Churchill and Georgia O'Keeffe, and famous Canadians Pierre Trudeau, writers Stephen Leacock and Robertson Davies, artists Jack Bush, Frederick Varley and Kenojuak Ashevak, and a self-portrait of Karsh--will be displayed at the Karsh-Masson Gallery.

 

In commemoration, the city will proclaim July 14 Yousuf Karsh Day. The Ottawa's Karsh Festival--one of the many celebrations being held worldwide to mark Karsh's 100th birthday--is currently on.