(1928 - 2011)
Cy (Edwin Parker Jr.) Twombly was active/lived in Virginia, New York / Italy. Cy Twombly is known for Improvisational line drawing, minimalism.
photo © Sankei Shimbun Co., Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
Biography Cy Twombly
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Following is the obituary of the artist by Randy Kennedy, The New York Times, July 5, 2011
Cy Twombly, whose spare, childlike scribbles and poetic engagement with antiquity left him stubbornly out of step with the movements of postwar American art even as he became one of the era's most important painters, died on Tuesday in Rome. He was 83.
His death was announced by the Gagosian Gallery, which represents his work. Mr. Twombly had battled cancer for several years.
In a career that slyly subverted Abstract Expressionism, toyed briefly with Minimalism, seemed barely to acknowledge Pop art and anticipated some of the concerns of Conceptualism, Mr. Twombly was a divisive artist almost from the start. The curat
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