Born Marcus Rothkowitz in Russia, what is now Latvia, Mark Rothko is one of the forerunners of Abstract Expressionism, though it was a label he loathed to be grouped under. Rothko immigrated to Portland, Oregon from Russia at the age of 10 in 1913 but settled New York City when he was 20, after a brief two year stint at Yale. Rothko lived the rest of his years in New York, committing suicide in his studio on February 25, 1970 at the age off 66.
Mark Rothko’s Studio
157 East 69th St, NY, NY
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