American, born Russia
1903, Dvinsk, Russia [now Daugavpils, Latvia]
1970, New York City, New York
Mark Rothko was born Marcus Rothkowitz; his family emigrated in 1913 and settled in Portland, Oregon. Rothko attended Yale for two years and moved to New York in 1923.
After a long period of stylistic experimentation, Rothko was prompted toward