Jasper Johns is a distinguished American printmaker, sculptor and painter best known for his iconic painting Flag, which according to him was inspired by a dream he had of the U.S. flag. He is regarded as one of the most important artists in the world.
Throughout his career, he has received several prestigious awards, the most prominent being the National Medal of Arts and the highest civilian award in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
He had a long-term gay romantic relationship with fellow artist Robert Rauschenberg.
He is the second painter in the history of the United States to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In 2006, his painting, False Start, sold for $80 million and set a new record for the highest price paid for a painting by a living artist.
As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion.Jasper Johns
When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive.Jasper Johns
is a famous American painter,
who was born on
May 15, 1930. As a person born on this date, Jasper Johns is listed in our database as the 15th
most popular celebrity for the day (May 15) and the 35th most popular for the year (1930).
People born on May 15
fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull.
Jasper Johns is the 488th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Jasper Johns' birthday, Jasper Johns is the 3184th most famous American and ranks 8th in famous people born in Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
In general, Jasper Johns ranks as the 5784th
most popular famous person, and the 44th most popular painter of all time.
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