John Lennon British Artist: b. 1940-1980. Art was actually Lennon’s first love. He began drawing long before he had a guitar, then attended the prestigous Liverpool Art Institute for three years (1957-60) before the Beatles became a full-time occupation. He continued to draw throughout his life. Lennon originally created a portfolio of drawings in 1969 which he entitled “Bag One”. These drawings depicted John and Yoko’s wedding and honeymoon and he presented them to her as a wedding gift.