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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.

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Anthony ('Tony') Cox; Yoko Ono; Victor Musgrave, by Unknown photographer - NPG x137500

Anthony ('Tony') Cox; Yoko Ono; Victor Musgrave

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1967
NPG x137500

Yoko Ono, by Clay Perry - NPG x199155

Yoko Ono

by Clay Perry
bromide print, 1967
NPG x199155

Yoko Ono; John Lennon, by Tom Blau - NPG x131955

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, November 1969
NPG x131955

Yoko Ono; John Lennon, by Tom Blau - NPG x131956

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, November 1969
NPG x131956

Yoko Ono; John Lennon, by Tom Blau - NPG x131957

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Tom Blau
modern bromide print from original negative, November 1969
NPG x131957

Yoko Ono; John Lennon, by Herb Schmitz - NPG x68800

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Herb Schmitz
bromide fibre print, early 1970s
NPG x68800

Yoko Ono; John Lennon, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D17947(122)

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, 1969
NPG D17947(122)

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

John Lennon; Yoko Ono

by John Lennon
bromide print, 1968
NPG P1991

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

John Lennon; Yoko Ono

by John Lennon
bromide print, 1968
NPG P1992

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

John Lennon; Yoko Ono

by John Lennon
bromide print, 1968
NPG P1993

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

by Annie Leibovitz
C-type colour print, 1980
NPG P628

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