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Image of Madame Chiang Kai-shek

Yousuf Karsh
Canadian, born Armenia, 1908–2002

Madame Chiang Kai-shek


Object Type: Photograph
20 in. x 15 in. (50.8 cm x 38.1 cm)
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print on paper
Accession Number: 2013.0005.0010

Credit Line: Gift of Estrellita Karsh, in honor of Mark M. Johnson, and in memory of Yousuf Karsh
Copyright: © Estate of Yousuf Karsh

Madame Chiang Kai-shek (1897–2003) In 1943, Madame Chiang Kai-shek visited the U.S. to raise funds for the Republic of China. She became the first Chinese national and second woman to address both houses of Congress. She also visited Ottawa, where Karsh photographed her wearing a veil in a session that lasted just a few minutes and left the photographer unsatisfied. His biographer, Maria Tippett, revealed that, “Karsh had little time for conversation that might have helped him get beneath the heavy makeup that covered Madame Chiang Kai-shek’s unsightly skin condition and made her face look like enamel.”

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