A talented English artist, Cynthia Lennon, was best known as John Lennon’s first wife, and the mother of Julian Lennon. John and Cynthia first met at the Liverpool College of Arts during a calligraphy class, and they started dating around the time the Beatles were in their formative years. As such, she was one of the select few to have experienced the phenomenon that was Beatlemania from the proverbial ‘ringside seat’. However, the band’s stardom, and especially that of John’s exacted a heavy price from her marital life. She realized her days as a Beatles wife had come to an end when she walked in on her husband, with John Lennon and his lover Yoko Ono in bathrobes, sitting on the floor facing one another. After the divorce, she tried to make a life for herself and her son, Julian through her art. This included an illustrated and witty biography about her early life, and some on and off design works for different brands. During her later years, she travelled around the world to various Beatles themed exhibitions. But her most memorable ones were the visits she made as an ambassador for her son’s philanthropic organization to different parts of Asia and Africa.