When John began drawing, he only worked with pen and ink. This is a black and white drawing of Ron Wood, guitar player for the Rolling Stones. John and Ronnie grew up in London and began their careers as musicians in the 60’s. Ronnie describes the relationship between The Rolling Stones and The Who as a friendly rivalry. But he, Keith Moon and John were mates, and it is evident in this drawing. John loved to poke fun at his contemporaries and here he is emphasizing Ronnie’s prominent facial features in this caricature.
“He was nicknamed ‘The Ox’, as well as ‘Thunderfingers’ and in a poll at the end of the 20th century he was voted ‘Bassist of the Millennium’ in Musician magazine.” He was one of the founding members of the British rock band The Who and their bass player. In 1995 John’s other career as an artist was also taking off, starting with releasing a limited-edition serigraph of his Who by Numbers cover. Over the next seven years John toured with The Who and attended art shows featuring his works. In 2002, on the eve of his art tour and The Who’s U.S. summer concert tour, John passed away in his sleep. John may be gone but his life lives on through his music and art.
Walnut Street Gallery and The Art of Rock and Roll™ began working with John and his personal manager, Cy Langston, in 1995. Over the next seven years the gallery published all of John’s art, distributed his works and managed the touring art shows. Since John’s death the gallery has been privileged to be the caretakers of his remaining original works and limited-edition prints. What you see on this site is the final body of work John created. If you are a fan of The Who and John Entwistle this is an incredible opportunity to acquire a rare piece of art for your collection.
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