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Latvian-born American artist associated with Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting; known for ‘Four Darks in Red.’ Considered among the United States’ most famous post-World War II artists along with Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.
He began working in New York’s garment district in 1923. His passion for art was sparked after seeing students from the Art Students League of New York drawing a model.
His late period works included “No. 3/No. 13 (Magenta, Black, Green on Orange),” which was displayed at the Museum of Modern Art, and “No. 61 (Rust and Blue),” exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
How did Mark Rothko die?
In 1970, Rothko committed suicide by a combination of overdose on barbiturates and a major cut to an artery in his right arm with a razor blade.
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Age of death||66 years|
|Birthday||September 25, 1903|
|Death date||February 25, 1970|
|Place of death||New York, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"That is why we profess a spiritual kinship with primitive and archaic art."Mark Rothko
"We assert that the subject is crucial and only that subject matter is valid which is tragic and timeless."Mark Rothko
"I also hang the pictures low rather than high, and particularly in the case of the largest ones, often as close to the floor as is feasible, for that is the way they are painted."Mark Rothko
"It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism."Mark Rothko
"There is no such thing as good painting about nothing."Mark Rothko