About the artist
Jasper Johns (born May 15, 1930 - present) is an American painter and sculptor who is considered one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century. He is associated with the Pop Art movement and is known for his use of everyday objects and materials in his works. Johns was born in Augusta, Georgia and raised in South Carolina. He studied at the University of South Carolina and the Parsons School of Design in New York. His works are often characterised by their use of bright colours and bold shapes. Johns has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the National Medal of Arts in 1990.
Also associated with: Flag paintings, Target paintings, Numbers and Letters, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, Neo-Dada, The Whitney Museum of American Art.