Cy Twombly

1928 - 2011

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Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly Jr. (; April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011) was an American painter, sculptor and photographer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cy Twombly has received more than 983,885 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Cy Twombly is the 522nd most popular painter (down from 484th in 2019), the 1,744th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,501st in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Cy Twombly ranks 522 out of 1,428Before him are Heinz Linge, Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Frederic Edwin Church, Sebastiano Ricci, Gu Kaizhi, and Julio González. After him are Yoshitoshi, Marianne von Werefkin, Jacques Lipchitz, Bernardo Daddi, Peter Fendi, and Melchior Broederlam.

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Among people born in 1928, Cy Twombly ranks 104Before him are Vladimir Beara, Pedro Casaldáliga, Jack Kevorkian, Frank Borman, Edward Albee, and Paulo Mendes da Rocha. After him are Federico Bahamontes, Takeshi Inoue, Stuart Whitman, Christa Ludwig, Hans Blix, and Jean Vanier. Among people deceased in 2011, Cy Twombly ranks 73Before him are Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy, Madame Nhu, Aristides Pereira, Cliff Robertson, Pete Postlethwaite, and Jack Kevorkian. After him are Roberts Blossom, Valentin Ivanov, Andy Whitfield, Yelena Bonner, Harold Garfinkel, and Johannes Heesters.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cy Twombly ranks 1,744 out of 15,968Before him are Walker Evans (1903), Patricia Neal (1926), Wayne Dyer (1940), Martin Gardner (1914), Robert Smithson (1938), and Jennifer Garner (1972). After him are Eddie Constantine (1913), James McKeen Cattell (1860), Raymond Franz (1922), Roger Ebert (1942), Robert H. Grubbs (1942), and Stuart Whitman (1928).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Cy Twombly ranks 17Before him are Joseph Kosuth (1945), Grant Wood (1891), Jasper Johns (1930), Bob Ross (1942), Sol LeWitt (1928), and Frederic Edwin Church (1826). After him are Julian Schnabel (1951), Richard Serra (1939), Allan Kaprow (1927), Frank Stella (1936), Andrew Wyeth (1917), and Thomas Eakins (1844).