Cy Twombly is one of the most important artists in the history of contemporary art, his large scale freely scribbled works were seen all over the world, and while it was the 1960′s that saw his name rise to art stardom, he worked throughout his whole life. American born, but based in Italy for the past 50 years, it was in Rome where he passed away this morning, after a long since suffering from Cancer at age 83.

Twombly will of course be missed dearly  by friends and family, but his work will live on and inspire artists for centuries to come.