Aretha Franklin

John Beach


Aretha Franklin is a watercolor painting by John Beach (United Kingdom). The art size measures 4 1/4″ x  2 1/4″ and the frame is 6 3/4″ x  4 3/4″.  


Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. Referred to as the "Queen of Soul", Rolling Stone Magazine twice named her as the greatest singer of all time. R E S P E C T!!!!!

As a child, Franklin was noticed for her gospel singing at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father C. L. Franklin was a minister. At the age of 18, she was signed as a recording artist for Columbia Records. While her career did not immediately flourish, Franklin found acclaim and commercial success once she signed with Atlantic Records in 1966. Ref: Wikipedia


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