Jon Langford

Jon Langford  (born October 11, 1957)  is a prolific and respected visual artist. He is best known for his striking portraits of country & rock music icons including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley but his interests and subjects range far and wide. His punk rock instincts and unparalleled draftsmanship come together in a painting style that is distinctive, engaging and challenging.  His paintings appear on cd's (his own and other's), book covers, as well as beer bottles for the Dogfish Head Brewery. His multimedia music/spoken-word/video performance, "The Executioner's Last Songs," premiered at Alverno College in 2005, and has been performed in several other cities, including Austin. He illustrated the comic strip  Great Pop Things  under the pseudonym Chuck Death. Since 2005 he has co-hosted a weekly radio program, "The Eclectic Company," broadcast on WXRT 93.1 FM in Chicago. He has contributed to  This American Life .

Yard Dog Art Gallery has represented Jon Langford since 1996.

Langford is from Wales but has lived in Chicago since the early 1990's.  Langford was originally the drummer for the punk band The Mekons when it formed at the University of Leeds in 1977, but he later took up the guitar as other band members leftSince the mid-1980s he has been one of the leaders in incorporating folk and country music into punk rock. He has released a number of solo recordings as well as recordings with other bands outside of The Mekons, most notably the Waco Brothers, which he co-founded after moving to Chicago in the early 1990s. He is involved with the Chicago-basedindependent record label Bloodshot.

Check out his latest paintings here.


If you want to know a bit more about his print process check out our blog post about it.

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Jon Langford "1234Ever"
1234Ever $400.00
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20 Years Tee
20 Years Tee $20.00
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Jon Langford "All The Fame Of Lofty Deeds"
All The Fame $400.00
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All The Fame Of Lofty Deeds $400.00
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Bible Black $400.00
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Blink Of An Eye $400.00
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Carl Perkins $400.00
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Cash (On Red) $400.00
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Charley Pride
Charley Pride $1,000.00
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Create Destroy Confess $2,000.00
Quick Shop, Jon Langford "Cuckoo Bird"
Cuckoo Bird $400.00
Quick Shop, Jon Langford "Dancing With Death In The Dollar Dress"
Dancing With Death In The Dollar Dress $400.00
Quick Shop, Jon Langford "Deep Sea Diver"
Deep Sea Diver $400.00
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Doctor John $1,000.00
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Don't Believe $400.00
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Jon Langford "Don't Feel Alone"
Don't Feel Alone $2,800.00
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Don't Feel Alone Print $400.00
Quick Shop, Jon Langford "Drone Operator"
Drone Operator $400.00
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Dylan - New Morning $400.00
Quick Shop, Jon Langford "Elvis"
Elvis $400.00
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Fats Domino $400.00
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Frankie Ford $900.00
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Gagarin $400.00
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Gene Clark $400.00
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