Rothko, Mark

(1903-70)
   American artist. Born in Dvinsk, Russia, he went to the US at the age of seven. He studied at Yale and later at the Arts Student League. He taught art to children at a school in Brooklyn and later at Brooklyn College. He painted huge spaces of colour in which floated soft-edged rectangles.

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  • ROTHKO, MARK — (1903–1970), U.S. painter. Born Marcus Rothkowitz in Dvinsk, Russia, Rothko immigrated to the United States in 1913 with his family, settling in Portland, Oregon. He attended Yale University on a scholarship (1921–23), but after two years he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rothko, Mark — orig. Marcus Rothkowitz born Sept. 25, 1903, Dvinsk, Russia died Feb. 25, 1970, New York, N.Y., U.S. Russian born U.S. painter. His family settled in Portland, Ore., in 1913, and he took up painting (largely self taught) after moving to New York… …   Universalium

  • Rothko, Mark — orig. Marcus Rothkowitz (25 sep. 1903, Dvinsk, Rusia–25 feb. 1970, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.). Pintor estadounidense de origen ruso. Radicada su familia en Portland, Ore., en 1913, se dedicó a la pintura (en forma casi por completo autodidacta)… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Rothko, Mark — (1903–70)    US abstract painter. Born in Russia, Rothko came to the United States as a boy. In 1935 he was a founder member of the Expressionist group known as ‘The Ten’. The European surrealists who arrived after the advent of Hitler had a… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Rothko,Mark — Roth·ko (rŏthʹkō), Mark. Originally Marcus Rothkovitch. 1903 1970. Russian born American abstract expressionist painter whose works are characterized by horizontal bands of subtle color with blurred edges. * * * …   Universalium

  • Rothko, Mark —  (1903–1970) Russian born American painter …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Mark Rothko — Rothko redirects here. For other uses, see Rothko (disambiguation). Mark Rothko Mark Rothko visiting the Scott family in 1959 Birth name Marcus Rothkowitz …   Wikipedia

  • Mark Rothko — (Lettisch: Marks Rotko; * 12. Septemberjul./ 25. September 1903greg.[1] in Daugavpils/Dwinsk, deutsch Dünaburg, Lettla …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rothko — Mark Rothko Mark Rothko (Lettisch: Marks Rotko; * 25. September 1903 in Daugavpils/Dwinsk, deutsch Dünaburg, Lettland, als Marcus Rothkowitz; † 25. Februar 1970 in New York) war ein lettisch amerikanischer Maler des …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mark Rothko — Nombre de nacimiento Marcus Rothkowitz Nacimiento 25 de septiembre, 1903 Daugavpils, Letonia Fallecimiento 25 de febrero, 1970 (67) Nueva York, Estados Un …   Wikipedia Español

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