Cy Twombly (1928-2011) was born in Lexington, Virginia. He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Art Students League, New York, and Black Mountain College, North Carolina. Twombly’s works were exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1964 and have been the subject of numerous retrospectives. In 1995, the Cy Twombly Gallery was opened as an annex of the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. Cy Twombly died in Rome in 2011.