About Rothko

It is not proper just briefly talk about Rothko, so we collected for you articles by different authors, which shed light on the biography of this marvelous painter and his creative path and as well as other interesting information for you. Here you will find the opinion articles about Mark Rothko, the gallery of his paintings, and much more.


  • Rothko’s Input
    Rothko’s Input
    Autors: F. Zaletilo Mark Rothko (b. Marcus Rothkowitz) was born in Dvinsk, Russia (today Daugavpils, Latvia) on September 25, 1903. His family emigrated to the United States when he was ten years old, settling in Portland, Oregon in 1913. In 1921, Rothko entered Yale University where took courses in English, French, European History, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Economics – and Philosophy. Read more...
  • Statement about art
    Statement about art
    Autors: F. Zaletilo “…I paint very large pictures. I realize that historically the function of painting large pictures is painting something very grandiose and pompous. The reason I paint them, however – I think it applies to other painters I know – is precisely because I went to be very intimate and human. To paint a small picture is to place yourself outside your experience, to look upon an experience as a stereopticon view a reducing glass. However you paint larger picture, you are in it. It isn’t something you command.” Read more...
  • Rothko and Daugavpils
    Rothko and Daugavpils
    Mark Rothko (born Marcus Rothkowitz (1903-1970) was the fourth child of a Dvinsk pharmacist Jacob Rothkowitz. The family lived in Shosseinaya Street that started near the river Daugava and further down turned into a road leading to St. Petersburg, the birthplace of his mother, Anna Goldin. The children remembered their father as a person with high moral principles, an idealist, intellectual and philanthropist, who shared medicines to poor people free of charge. Rothko had been responsive to music since the time he was a boy and he remained so throughout his life. Rothko could play both mandolin and piano by ear, claiming to be self-taught. Perhaps, that’s why the first gift of the Rothko family to Daugavpils city community was a drawing by his early time –A Young Man Playing Mandolin. Like his father and sister, Rothko was an avid reader (the family owned a home library – more than 300 volumes of Russian and foreign literature) and relatives recall that he liked to draw “particularly when he was supposed to be doing something else”. Read more...