(1903 - 1970)
Mark Rothko was active/lived in New York / Ukraine, Russian Federation. Mark Rothko is known for abstract expressionist painter, early surreal.
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. He planned on
becoming a labor leader. In 1923 he left Yale, moving to New York to
work as a bookkeeper for an uncle. Somewhere along the way he disavowed
his faith, struggling with a cultural identity developed against a
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