Mark Rothko was a Russian-American painter regarded as one of the most prominent figures in the entire history of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Some of his most notable paintings include 1950’s White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose), 1961’s Orange, Red, Yellow, 1951’s No. 6(Violet, Green and Red) and 1954’s No 1 (Royal Red and Blue).
He was married twice and fathered two children: Kate and Christopher Rothko.
He spoke a number of languages including English, Russian and Yiddish.
He and his family relocated from Russia to the United States when he was 10 years old.
He committed suicide in 1970 after overdosing on anti-depressants. His lifeless body was discovered in a pool of blood next to a razor that he used in slicing his arms.
A number of his paintings have over the years made it into the list of the most expensive paintings in the world.
was a famous Latvian-American painter,
who was born on
September 25, 1903. As a person born on this date, Mark Rothko is listed in our database as the 14th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 25) and the 6th most popular for the year (1903).
People born on September 25
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Mark Rothko is the 260th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Mark Rothko's birthday, Mark Rothko is the 1st most famous Latvian-American.
In general, Mark Rothko ranks as the 3199th
most popular famous person, and the 26th most popular painter of all time.
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