Yousuf Karsh

1908 · Armenia

Artist biography

Yousuf Karsh is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Armenia, like other celebrated artists such as Gagik Ghazanchyan, Moko Khachatryan, Zhora Gasparyan, Ashot Yan, and Hakob Vardanyan. Yousuf Karsh was born in 1908.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Yousuf Karsh's work is available on display in Peter Fetterman Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States and Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco, the United States. Yousuf Karsh most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco with the exhibition The Last Picture Show. The exhibition was open from 24 April 2019 until 14 June 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh was born in 1908 and was largely influenced by the 1920s growing up. The 1920s and 1930s saw continued development and evolution of the key innovations of the primary years of the twentieth century. To have these years as the formative period for an artist was to be surrounded by innovative practitioners of the visual arts. It was also a time of recovery and introspection after the horrors of the First World War, which saw important shifts in politics. Marxism was a widespread political ideology which was also tremendously influential among artists and their communities. noteworthy artistic developments included a kind of expressive mannerism which was exemplified by Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine in Paris. Surrealism grew throughout the 1920s and 1930s, with a focus on the human unconscious - a essential idea of Freudian theory. Notable Surrealist artists include Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Due to its cultural importance, much of this ideology spread on a global scale.

Yousuf Karsh

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