The Greatest Portraits Ever Taken By Yousuf Karsh - 121Clicks.com
Yousuf Karsh (December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002) was an Armenian-Canadian photographer, and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers
Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) One of the greatest political military leaders of the 20th century. With utmost political diplomacy coupled with military shewdness he was almost single handledly responsible for ensuring freedom and independence for Finland not just at one time but three times!
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951) Vapaussodan ylipäällikkö 1918, Eero Järnefelt 1933 - Suvirannan vuosina Järnefelt vakiinnutti asemansa yhtenä Suomen johtavista taiteilijoista,hän sai tehtäväkseen yhä enemmän merkkihenkilöiden muotokuvia,kuten suuret kenraali Gustaf Mannerheimin edustuskuvat (1922, Valtioneuvosto, ja 1933, Kymin Paperiteollisuus Oy, Kuusankoski).
Aalto on the Finnish Bill
When I visited Finland, the markka was still the currency in use (not the Euro). And what struck me the most was the fact that Alvar Aalto, famed modernist architect, was on the 50-markka bill!Prominently featured on the front of the bill is a profile of Aalto. And on the back is one of his buildings, Finlandia Hall. Can you imagine the equivalent here in the States? A portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright on the 20-dollar bill, with Fallingwater on the back?