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Yousuf Karsh John Garo The Search for a Master's Legacy

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When President Calvin Coolidge was asked to choose between the artist John Singer Sargent or the photographer John Garo to make his official presidential portrait, Coolidge chose Garo. Although unknown today, in the early years of the twentieth century, Garo was a nationally acclaimed photographer, a leader in the thriving Boston photographic community. Cultured and ...more
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Published October 1st 2015 by Benna Books
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This is an interesting story of the once renowned photographer John Garo, mentor to the famous portraitist Yousuf Karsh. Garo was an Armenian who had left the Ottoman Empire in the 1882, prior to the Hamidian Massacres of 1895 and the Armenian Genocide of 1915. He settled with relatives in Worcester, Massachusetts. As his artistic ambitions grew, he moved to Boston where he eventually had a studio right near Copley Square. As his skill became more widely known, many Boston Brahmins and other ...more
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