Jasper Johns was born in Augusta, Ga., and grew up in Allendale, Columbia and Sumter, S.C. He is among the most important and influential living artists of the 20th and 21st century. Fifteen of his large-format prints (lithographs and intaglios) will be shown at the Halsey.
Jasper Johns was born May 15, 1930, in Augusta, Ga., and grew up in Allendale, Columbia and Sumter, S.C. He started to make pictures as a young child and quickly developed a passion for art.
He attended the University of South Carolina for three semesters, then moved to New York City at the urging of his teachers. After two years in the Army during the Korean War, he settled in New York, befriended fellow artists and became one of the most important and influential painters and printmakers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Johns, now 84, uses