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recording artist , singer , conceptual artist

Yoko Ono, Japanese conceptual artist, singer, recording artist. Recipient Helen Caldicott leadership award, 1987, Skowhegan award, 2002, Lifespire award, 2002, Multimedia over Coax Alliance award, 2003, Lifetime Achievement award, Japan Society New York, 2005, Artist award for Distinguished Body of Work, College Art Association, 2008, Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement, Venice Biennale, 2009.


Ono, Yoko was born on February 18, 1933 in Tokyo. United States citizen.


Student, Peers' School. Student, Gakushuin University, Tokyo. Student, Sarah Lawrence College.

Student, Harvard University. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Art Institute Of Chicago, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Liverpool University, 2001.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Bard College, 2002.


  • painting

    • Painting To Be Stepped On

    • Touch Poem #5

    • Danger Box

    • Half-a-Room

    • Cut Piece

    • Apple

    • Ceiling Painting

    • Painting To Hammer A Nail

    • Waterdrop Painting (Version 1)

    • Bag Piece


Married Toshi Ichiyanagi, 1956 (divorced 1962). Married Tony Cox, November 28, 1962 (annulled March 1, 1963), remarried, June 6, 1963 (divorced February 2, 1969) children: Kyoko Chan. Married John Ono Lennon, March 20, 1969 (deceased December 8, 1980).

1 child, Sean Taro, 1 stepchild, Julian. Married Sam Havadtoy, 1981,(separated 2002).

Toshi Ichiyanagi

Tony Cox

John Ono Lennon

Sam Havadtoy

Kyoko Chan Ono