American by birth, but Italian by choice, with Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly is one of the great painters of abstract expressionism. At the end of the fifties he moved to Rome. He soon exhibited in the most important art galleries of the time, from La Tartaruga to L’Obelisco, and obtained the favour of the director of the National Gallery at the time, Palma Bucarelli. At the same time he gained success and visibility in the American art scene by entering the "team" of the most important art dealer of the time, Leo Castelli. His works are present in the collections of the most prestigious public and private institutions in the world.