Tomorrow is the 84th birthday of the the best American Abstract Expressionist artist alive, maybe the best American Abstract Expressionist artist, maybe the best Abstract Expressionist artist. It’s all about who you ask, I guess. Thank you for asking. The best
American Abstract Expressionist artist alive is having his 84th birthday tomorrow: Jasper Johns. I love his work. I can remember sitting in the college library looking through art books and being mesmerized by his paintings, how iconic and pedestrian are mixed into beautiful imagery.
Born in Georgia in 1930, Jasper Johns is an American printmaker, painter, and sculptor. His work depicts commonplace emblems such as flags, targets, maps, and numbers, and through his genius manipulation to the canvas’ surface texture, he raises the images to iconic status. In the mid-century, his works stood opposite to the Abstract Expressionist style of the time. His best known paint is Flag.