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Cy Twombly was an American abstract expressionist painter and photographer who lived in Europe from 1957 until his death in 2011.

Cy Twombly was born Edwin Parker Twombly in Lexington, Virginia in the year 1928. His father was a professional baseball player for the Chicago White Sox.

Twombly had an extensive collegiate career beginning with the Museum of Fine Arts located in Boston, Massachusetts. He also attended Washington and Lee University located in Lexington, Virginia. Twombly also briefly studied at Black Mountain College of North Carolina. The artist also studied at the Art Student’s League of New York.

Twombly served in the U.S. Army.

Below we catch up with our favorite art enthusiast James Kalm to visit an exhibition of works by Cy Twombly:

The artist is part of many contemporary art museums around the globe including the Tate Modern of London, England and the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Below we view an exhibition from the Tate Modern:

Cy Twombly passed away in 2011 at the age of 83 years of age.

Price range information: Works range from $50,000 to $1 million dollars.

Twombly was an artist always looking to try something new. His combination of calligraphy and brush strokes makes him one of a kind.