Yoko Ono(1933-), Artist; second wife of John Lennon
Sitter in 12 portraits
Japanese-born artist, musician and philanthropist. She was the second wife and widow of John Lennon. After moving to New York she became involved in the city's downtown art scene. She met John Lennon after The Beatles' final tour in 1966 when he attended her art exhibition in London. They married in Gibralter in 1969. As a couple they promoted peace, feminism and racial harmony. Their activism against prejudice included staging a 'bed in' whilst honeymooning in Amsterdam. She has worked to preserve Lennon's legacy, funding Strawberry Fields in New York City amongst other projects. She is mother to Kyoko Chan Cox, from her marriage to Anthony Cox and Sean Taro Ono Lennon, from her marriage to Lennon.
by Linda McCartney
cibachrome print, April 1969