Born in Dvinsk, as Marcus Rothkovitch Russia, he immigrated to the United States at the age of ten and shortened his name. Rothko
studied at Yale University and the Art Student's League in New York, is also his style gradually developed over the years spent teaching for a living. The early works of expressionist portraits and urban landscapes, followed by the Surrealist phase Arshille influenced by Gorky. Rothko began to paint the color of his famous pieces of the field in 1947. Although this work a success, his personal life tortured by depression and alcohol, which ended in suicide in 1970.
There aresome Mark Rothko artwork :