Jasper Johns is an American sculptor born on 15 May 1930 in Augusta, Georgia. Johns started drawing at a young age and nursed the ambition of becoming a professional artist. After studying at the University of South Carolina for three semesters, Johns moved to the Parsons School of Design. However, he only spent one semester before getting drafted into the army.
John’s personal and professional relationships with Robert Rauschenberg helped the development of his art. Around the time, Johns also settled on his choice of subject matter, combining Pop Art and Dadaism styles. He earned international recognition through several exhibitions in the 1950s. Johns currently lives and works in Sharon, Connecticut.
What is Jasper Johns Known For?
Jasper Johns is known for painting and creating collages from newspaper shreds and scraps. In the early-1950s, Johns refused to divert from the motifs of everyday objects and primarily painted flags and targets as his main subjects. He employed a colorful palette of bright colors in most of his artworks.
Who was Jasper Johns Influenced By?
Robert Rauschenberg influenced Jasper Johns’ artworks. After being discharged honorably from the army, Rauschenberg introduced Johns to the art world. After building a romantic and artistic relationship, both artists lived together and shared studios, influencing each other’s works and art styles.
What Art Movement is Jasper Johns Associated With?
Jasper Johns is associated with the Neo-Dadaism and Pop Art movements. Johns created his famous paintings of American flags using newspaper and fabric pieces covered with wax and paint on canvas. In this manner, he combined the techniques of Dadaism and Pop Art.
Jasper Johns Artwork
Matthews Mark Gallery in New York currently represents Johns, but his artworks are in several prestigious collections worldwide. Below are some of his artworks
0 Through 9
Dancers on a Plane
Flag on Orange Field
Target with Plaster Casts
The Critic Smiles
Cup 2 Picasso
Scott Fagan Record
All Jasper Johns Artwork on Artchive
|Winter||1986||Encaustic on Canvas|
|White Flag||1955||Encaustic and collage on Canvas|
|Watchman||1964||Oil on Canvas with objects|
|Painting with Two Balls||1960||Encaustic and collage on Canvas with objects|
|Green Target||1955||Encaustic and collage on Canvas|
|Target with Four Faces||1955||Encaustic and collage on Canvas with plaster casts|
|In the Studio||1982||Encaustic and collage on Canvas with objects|
|Spring||1986||Encaustic on Canvas|
|Scent||1973-74||Oil and encaustic on Canvas|
|Painted Bronze (Savarin)||1960||Painted bronze|
|Racing Thoughts||1983||Encaustic and collage on Canvas|
|Map||1961||Oil on Canvas|
|Untitled||1984||Encaustic on Canvas|
|Green Angel||1990||Encaustic and sand on Canvas|
|Fool's House||1962||Oil on Canvas with objects|
|Flag above White with Collage||1955||Encaustic and collage on Canvas|
|Flag||1954-55||Encaustic, oil and collage on fabric mounted on plywood|
|Fall||1986||Encaustic on Canvas|
|Device||1961-62||Oil on Canvas with objects|
|Dancers on a Plane||1979||Oil on Canvas with objects|
|Cicada||1979||Watercolor, Crayon, and pencil on paper|
|Grey Alphabets||1956||Beeswax and oil on newspaper on Canvas|
|Painted Bronze (Ballantine Ale)||1960||Painted bronze|
|Three Flags||1958||Encaustic on Canvas|
|False Start||1959||Oil on Canvas|
|Flag on Orange Field||1957||Oil on Canvas|
|Souvenir 2||1964||Oil and collage on Canvas with objects|