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2011 year in review: Notable deaths in art and architecture

December 28, 2011 | 11:00 am

  Twombly

A number of notable artists and architects died in 2011. They included some local legends and undisputed international greats.

PHOTOS: Notable Deaths of 2011: Arts and Architecture

Two major losses this year were the American artist Cy Twombly, who died in July at 83, and the British portraitist Lucian Freud, who died the same month at 88. Twombly was regarded by many as one of the giants of 20th century modern art. His works combined painting and text into unclassifiable forms.

Freud's legacy was his highly textural nude portraits that startled the art world and became highly coveted among collectors. The artist was the son of the pioneering psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.

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-- David Ng

Photo: Artist Cy Twombly. Credit: Christophe Ena / Associated Press

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