Jasper Johns

American (Augusta, Georgia, 1930)

In the 1950s Jasper Johns developed a distinctive painting style that would help lead American art away from the then-dominant movement of Abstract Expressionism. Unlike that energetic style, Johns's work was mute and static. Apart from occasional foun


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