Artist, musician and peace activist (* 1933, Tokyo, Japan)
In 1952 Yoko moved to the U.S. and in the following years established herself in New York as a concept artist and is regarded as one of the pioneers of the American Fluxus movement. In 1969 she married the musician John Lennon, and under the name of the Plastic Ono Band they devoted themselves to experimental music, recorded numerous albums, staged performances, gave concerts and stood strongly for world peace.
This common creative period forcibly came to an end in 1980 when John Lennon was murdered by a deranged assassin. The relationship and collaboration brought Yoko the reputation of being the reason for the Beatles‘ breakup, which overshadowed her artistic career for years. In the late 80s, Yoko Ono returned to her roots of concept art, and gradually re-attained a positive perception by the public.