Vienna's Kunst Haus is hosting an exhibition of the work of Linda McCartney, the late wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney, who was known for her photographs of the world of rock 'n' roll.

"The exhibition, which is the first comprehensive retrospective of McCartney's works worldwide, presents 190 of her iconic photographs of sixties rock and roll, her family life and nature," the museum said in a statement.

Linda McCartney, who was born in 1941 in the United States and died from breast cancer in 1998, developed an early interest in the music scene and met Paul in the course of her work.

Paul and Linda, who was born Linda Eastman, got married in 1969 and she continued photographing other singers and groups.

"Her fascination with music led her to immerse herself in the musical scenes of New York, California and London, documenting the 'swinging sixties' with her portraits of stars such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Aretha Franklin and Simon & Garfunkel. The palpable atmosphere of closeness and informality in her fresh, candid photographs makes her approach to portraiture unique," the museum said.

The Linda McCartney photography exhibition opened to the public on Thursday and runs until Oct. 6. EFE