FTIgallery.com offers works from high profile artists like Jasper Johns. He was born on May 15, 1930 in Augusta, Georgia, and raised in South Carolina. Jasper Johns, Jr. is an American contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and printmaking . He began drawing as a young child, and from the age of five knew he wanted to be an artist. Johns is one of most significant and influential American painters of the twentieth century. He also ranks as one of the greatest print makers of any era.