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 an American abstract painter of Latvian Jewish descent. 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 3,058,055 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Mark Rothko is the 122nd most popular painter (down from 104th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Latvia (up from 10th 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 122 out of 1,428Before him are Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Tamara de Lempicka, Bronzino, Alphonse Mucha, Vittore Carpaccio, and Jean Fouquet. After him are Gerhard Richter, Man Ray, Arnold Böcklin, Sofonisba Anguissola, Fernand Léger, and Juan Gris.

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Among people born in 1903, Mark Rothko ranks 9Before him are Konrad Lorenz, Theodor W. Adorno, Aram Khachaturian, Georges Simenon, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and Olav V of Norway. After him are Vladimir Horowitz, Habib Bourguiba, Marguerite Yourcenar, Andrey Kolmogorov, Galeazzo Ciano, and Fernandel. Among people deceased in 1970, Mark Rothko ranks 14Before him are António de Oliveira Salazar, Sukarno, Yukio Mishima, Max Born, Hjalmar Schacht, and Alexander Kerensky. After him are François Mauriac, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Napoleon Hill, Édouard Daladier, Paul Celan, and C. V. Raman.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Mark Rothko ranks 4 out of 242Before him are Sergei Eisenstein (1898), Wilhelm Ostwald (1853), and Mikhail Tal (1936). After him are Isaiah Berlin (1909), Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly (1761), Jānis Lūsis (1939), Nicolai Hartmann (1882), Mariss Jansons (1943), Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), and Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948).

Among PAINTERS In Latvia

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