Jasper Johns (b. 1930), born in Augusta, Georgia, is an American artist whose work led the artistic community away from Abstract Expressionism and created the framework for Pop Art and Minimalism in America. The painter and printmaker left his course of study at the University of South Carolina after one year and moved to New York, New York. The artist’s sculptural paintings and readymades became known as Neo-Dada, and his blended cultural imagery including signs, maps, and targets was often associated with Pop. One of his most famous works is the Flag, a collage that embodied an integral moment in 20th century art. The artist currently lives and works in Sharon, Connecticut.