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 Mark Rothko  (1903 - 1970)

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Lived/Active: New York / Ukraine/Russian Federation      Known for: abstract expressionist painter, early surreal

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BIOGRAPHY for Mark Rothko
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Birth
1903 (Dvinsk, Ukraine, Russia)
 
Death
1970 (New York, New York)

Lived/Active
New York / Ukraine/Russian Federation


Mark Rothko, 1961
© 2001 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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abstract expressionist painter, early surreal

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Abstract Expressionism
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Mark Rothko was born Marcus Rothkowitz in 1903 in Dvinsk, Russia.  His father was a pharmacist.  As a child he spoke Hebrew and Russian until he was ten years old; in 1913 he and his two sisters, Anna and Sonia, came to Portland, Oregon, where their parents had preceded them.  They wore labels explaining that they did not speak English; he enrolled in Immigrant School. In 1921 he won a scholarship to Yale University; he was one of three immigrant seniors to get into Yale.&n (showing 500 of 8741 characters).



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