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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?
Mark Rothko's death was caused by Suicide.
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|
"If our titles recall the known myths of antiquity, we have used them again because they are the eternal symbols upon which we must fall back to express basic psychological ideas."Mark Rothko
"And last, it may be worthwhile trying to hang something beyond the partial wall because some of the pictures do very well in a confined space."Mark Rothko
"There is no such thing as good painting about nothing."Mark Rothko
"Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit, and the only means of making concrete the purpose of its varied quickness and stillness."Mark Rothko
"This would be a distortion of their meaning, since the pictures are intimate and intense, and are the opposite of what is decorative; and have been painted in a scale of normal living rather than an institutional scale."Mark Rothko