American, b. 1930. The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Tate Gallery in London, among others, house works by the pre-eminent artist, Jasper Johns. Together with fellow expressionists of the twentieth century, he became a significant American painter who influenced the period between Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. His style practiced the fluidity of expression combined with more controlled strokes rather than the usual spontaneity. His sculptural paintings and ready-mades essayed a formal and seemingly autobiographical abstraction of found objects like maps, flags, pen, pencil, and used encaustic-dipped fabrics and newspapers to give an intricate texture to the surfaces. He's distinguished to have elevated the use of cultural imagery akin to renowned Pop artists like Andy Warhol. He also greatly influenced the revival of printmaking in America.