Mark Rothko

1903 - 1970

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Mark Rothko (IPA: ), Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz until 1940; September 25, 1903 – February 25, 1970), was an American abstract painter. He is best known for his color field paintings that depicted irregular and painterly rectangular regions of color, which he produced from 1949 to 1970. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Rothko has received more than 4,242,016 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Mark Rothko is the 97th most popular painter (up from 121st in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Latvia and the most popular Latvian Painter.

Mark Rothko is most famous for his paintings that are made up of large, flat areas of color.

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Among painters, Mark Rothko ranks 97 out of 2,023Before him are Rogier van der Weyden, Francis Picabia, Oskar Kokoschka, Paul Signac, Andrei Rublev, and Max Ernst. After him are Antonio da Correggio, Lisa del Giocondo, Filippo Lippi, Jean-Antoine Watteau, Sofonisba Anguissola, and Bronzino.

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Among people born in 1903, Mark Rothko ranks 9Before him are John von Neumann, Konrad Lorenz, Aram Khachaturian, Theodor W. Adorno, Georges Simenon, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner. After him are Habib Bourguiba, C. F. Powell, Fernandel, Yasujirō Ozu, Marguerite Yourcenar, and Vladimir Horowitz. Among people deceased in 1970, Mark Rothko ranks 13Before him are Abraham Maslow, Jimi Hendrix, Yukio Mishima, Max Born, Sukarno, and Alexander Kerensky. After him are Nelly Sachs, François Mauriac, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Édouard Daladier, and Paul Celan.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Mark Rothko ranks 3 out of 323Before him are Sergei Eisenstein (1898), and Wilhelm Ostwald (1853). After him are Mikhail Tal (1936), Isaiah Berlin (1909), Mariss Jansons (1943), Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Nicolai Hartmann (1882), Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), Ernst Gideon von Laudon (1717), and Jacob Kettler (1610).

Among PAINTERS In Latvia

Among painters born in Latvia, Mark Rothko ranks 1After him are Janis Rozentāls (1866), Julie Wilhelmine Hagen-Schwarz (1824), Vilhelms Purvītis (1872), and Vija Celmins (1938).