Enrolls in Boston museum school and studies German Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, and also the work of Alberto Giacometti and Jean Dubuffet
Enters Department of Art at Washington and Lee University
Meets his contemporary, Robert Rauschenberg, and sees the works of Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still, Motherwell, de Kooning and Kline in New York (pic)
Attends black mountain college where he makes photographs with a pinhole camera and later has his first one person exhibit in Chicago at the Seven Stairs Gallery
Embarks with Rauschenberg for Europe and visits Palermo, Naples, Rome, Florence, Siena, Assisi, and Venice. Later in the year he travels to Morocco
His first show in italy, which was at the Galleria di Via della Croce 71. In the spring, he returns to America and works in Rauschenberg’s studio. Later in the year, he is drafted into the US army and, after training, is stationed in DC as a cryptologist
Discharged from the army, begins working on Panorama.
Returns to Rome and paints Olympia, Arcadia, Blue Room, and Sunset. Reads Mallarme for the first time
Returns to US, marries Lusia Tatiana Franchetti in New York, and then travels back to Italy where he draws Poems to the Sea and paints The Age of Alexander
First large museum show of his work opens in Krefeld at the Museum Haus Lange, and the exhibition travels to Brussels and Amsterdam
Milwaukee Art Centre shows Twombly's first major museum show in the US. Twombly visits Rauschenberg's house in Florida and travels to Mexico late in the year.
Twombly continues to produce many more innovative works and wins the Skowhegan Medal for Drawing
The Whitney holds a retrospective on his work, for which Roland Barthes wrote the catalogue introduction. Later in the year Twombly and Barthes meet in Paris
Paints a series of works called Summer Madness, in Gaeta
Twombly paints "Three Studies for the Temeraire," which is his reworking of "J.M.W. Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire"
Centre Georges Pompidou hosts the travelling exhibiton "Cy Twombly at the Hermitage: Fifty Years of Works on Paper"