Cy Twombly (1928-2011) was an American painter, sculptor, and photographer, whose work is associated with Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, and Minimalism. Born in Lexington, Virginia, he attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, before moving to New York to study at the Art Students League. Twombly gained prominence with his 'graffiti' style paintings, featuring scribbles, doodles, and irregular lines, a departure from the more conventional art styles of the time. His work is often described as a bridge between abstract expressionism and minimalism, and he is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Twombly's pieces are held in numerous prestigious collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London.