The Famous Portrait of Albert Einstein, Signed by Yousuf Karsh, Master Portrait Photographer

In 1948, Albert Einstein sat for a portrait by Yousuf Karsh, master portrait photographer of the 20th century.

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Many thought of Einstein as a wild eyed eccentric whose theories had brought havoc in the world. But Karsh saw Einstein differently, as he himself relates: “At Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, I found Einstein a simple, kindly, almost childlike man, too great for any of the postures of eminence. One did...

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The Famous Portrait of Albert Einstein, Signed by Yousuf Karsh, Master Portrait Photographer

In 1948, Albert Einstein sat for a portrait by Yousuf Karsh, master portrait photographer of the 20th century.

Many thought of Einstein as a wild eyed eccentric whose theories had brought havoc in the world. But Karsh saw Einstein differently, as he himself relates: “At Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, I found Einstein a simple, kindly, almost childlike man, too great for any of the postures of eminence. One did not have to understand his science to feel the power of his mind or the force of his personality. He spoke sadly, yet serenely, as one who had looked into the universe, far past mankind’s small affairs. When I asked him what the world would be like were another atomic bomb to be dropped, he replied wearily, ‘Alas, we will no longer be able to hear the music of Mozart.”

An original of this famous portrait, signed by Karsh. It was the property of Einstein’s longtime friend, physicist Rudolf Ladenberg.

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