Mark Rothko...1903-1970. Russian-American Jewish painter, classified as an abstract expressionist although he rejected this label.

Mark Rothko - Russian-American Jewish painter, classified as an abstract expressionist although he rejected this label.

Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist, the Russian-American angel of the color field: Sep. 25, 1903 - 1970…

Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist, the Russian-American angel of the color field: Sep.

Mark Rothko (Marcus Rothkowitz) (1903-1970, Latvia)

Mark Rothko (September 1903 – February was a Russian-American painter. He is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he himself rejected this label, and even resisted classification as an "abstract painter"

Mark Rothko/Courtesy Portland Art Museum. Mark Rothko was an American painter of Latvian Jewish descent. He is generally identified as an Abstract Expressionist, although he himself rejected this label and even resisted classification as an "abstract painter."

Mark Rothko painted soft, rectangular forms floating on a stained field of color that were heavily influenced by mythology and philosophy.

Mark Rothko..one of my favorite painters

Mark Rothko in his studio, c. & Hans Namuth Estate, courtesy Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona (provided by Archives of American Art, Hans Namuth Photographs and Papers) www.

Group portrait of American Abstract Expressionists, "The Irascibles." From left, rear: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottleib, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne;(next row) Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst (w. bow tie), Jackson Pollock (in striped jacket), James Brooks, Clyfford Still (leaning on knee), Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin; (in foreground) Theodoros Stamos (on bench), Barnett Newman (on stool), Mark Rothko (with glasses), NY, NY, ca. 1950.

Hedda Sterne - the woman in the back - The Irascibles 1950 Nina Leen Time Life Pictures

"If you are only moved by color relationships, you are missing the point" quote from Mark Rothko.

"If you are only moved by color relationships, your are missing the point. I am interested in expressing the big emotions - tragedy, ecstasy, doom." by Mark Rothko

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