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Happy Birthday Jasper Johns

Yasha Wallin

Today is the birthday of Jasper Johns, the prolific contemporary artist and master of the familiar. Most famous for his depictions of the American flag, the Southern-born artist turns 83 years old today. He settled in New York after serving in the Korean War. It was here that he met his one-time partner Robert Rauschenberg, the composer John Cage, and the choreographer Merce Cunningham. Forming a creative quartet, the artists explored the contemporary art scene of the 1950s together.

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