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Mark Rothko

1903 - 1970

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Mark Rothko (), born Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz (Russian: Ма́ркус Я́ковлевич Ротко́вич, Latvian: Markuss Rotkovičs; name not Anglicized until 1940; September 25, 1903 – February 25, 1970), was a Latvian-born 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. Although Rothko did not personally subscribe to any one school, he is associated with the American Abstract Expressionist movement of modern art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Rothko has received more than 3,649,901 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Mark Rothko is the 120th most popular painter (up from 122nd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Latvia (up from 4th in 2019) 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 120 out of 1,421Before him are Mary Cassatt, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Gustave Moreau, Umberto Boccioni, Apelles, and Arnold Böcklin. After him are Jan Steen, Charles Le Brun, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Parmigianino.

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Among people born in 1903, Mark Rothko ranks 11Before him are Konrad Lorenz, Olav V of Norway, Georges Simenon, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, John Dillinger, and Vladimir Horowitz. After him are Kane Tanaka, Habib Bourguiba, Fernandel, Galeazzo Ciano, Marguerite Yourcenar, and Rudolf Abel. Among people deceased in 1970, Mark Rothko ranks 17Before him are Hjalmar Schacht, Max Born, Nelly Sachs, Édouard Daladier, Alexander Kerensky, and Peter II of Yugoslavia. After him are Paul Celan, François Mauriac, Semyon Timoshenko, Napoleon Hill, Otto Heinrich Warburg, and Shmuel Yosef Agnon.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Mark Rothko ranks 3 out of 284Before him are Sergei Eisenstein (1898) and Wilhelm Ostwald (1853). After him are Mikhail Tal (1936), Isaiah Berlin (1909), Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly (1761), Nicolai Hartmann (1882), Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Mariss Jansons (1943), Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), and Aron Nimzowitsch (1886).

Among PAINTERS In Latvia

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