365 Days of Art: September 25 – Mark Rothko is Born

21, Mark Rothko, 1949

21, Mark Rothko, 1949

September 25, 1903

Mark Rothko (originally Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz) is born in Dvinsk, Russia (now Daugavpils, Latvia).

One of the best artist biographies is Mark Rothko: A Biography by James E. B. Breslin, who does a great job with a difficult artist and personality. I recommend it! And for my money, the multi-form paintings are enchanting.