Jasper Johns is an American artist known for his contributions to the fields of painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Johns moved to New York City in the early 1950s to pursue a career in art.
Johns' early work is associated with the pop art movement, though he has often resisted being labeled as a pop artist. His most famous works include paintings and prints featuring familiar objects such as flags, targets, and maps. These works often incorporate a variety of materials, including wax, plaster, and newspaper clippings, creating a rich texture and depth.
In addition to his pop art work, Johns has also experimented with other styles and techniques, including abstract expressionism and minimalism. Throughout his career, he has been interested in exploring themes related to identity, perception, and the meaning of art itself.