Born on April 25, 1928, Twombly lived to be 84 years old.
Twombly moved to Italy in 1957, and lived there for 54 years until his death.
Wed in 1959 to Baroness Tatiana Franchetti, they were married for 52 years.
He had 1 son, Cyrus Alessandro Twombly, who is also a painter.
Cy Twombly has had 249 solo exhibitions, at both galleries and museums.
After spending several hours contemplating, it often took the artist only 15 minutes to complete a painting.
He served for 1 year in the United States Army as a cryptographer.
An $1,800 travel grant from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts allows him to travel for the first time to Europe and North Africa.
In 2007, the French courts award him €1 for damages done by a woman kissing, and smearing lipstick on, his all-white canvas work Phaedrus (1977).