Death of Cy Twombly

April 25, 1928 - July 5, 2011
Rome, Italy | Age 83

Celebrated American painter dies at 83
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NICOLE WINFIELD, The Associated Press

ROME (AP) — Celebrated American painter Cy Twombly, whose large-scale paintings featuring scribbles, graffiti and references to ancient empires fetched millions at auction, died Tuesday. He was 83.

Twombly, who had cancer, died in Rome, said Eric Mezil, director of the Lambert Collection in Avignon, France, where the artist opened a show in June. Twombly had lived in Italy since 1957.

"A great American painter who deeply loved...

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