Jasper Johns (1930- ) is an American painter, sculptor, draftsman, and printmaker. Considered a central figure in the development of American postwar art, he has been variously associated with abstract expressionism, Neo-Dada, and pop art movements.
Together with Rauschenberg and several Abstract Expressionist painters of the previous generation, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko, Johns is one of most significant and influential American painters of the twentieth century. He also ranks with Durer, Rembrandt, Francisco Goya, Edvard Munch, and Picasso as one of the greatest printmakers of any era. In addition, he makes many drawings - unique works on paper, usually based on a painting he has previously painted - and he has created an unusual body of sculptural objects. Over this 50 year career, Jasper Johns created his own distinct style, and a vast series of pieces. Not only were they ahead of their time, he led artists to a new transition of work as well. And, to this day, his works were sold for some of the highest price tags in the art world, especially as a living artist.