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Mark Rothko

Mark RothkoAKA Marcus Rothkovitch

Born: 25-Sep-1903
Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia
Died: 25-Feb-1970
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, East Marion Cemetery, East Marion, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Painter of fuzzy rectangles

Committed suicide by slitting his arms at the elbow.

Father: Jacob Rothkowitz (pharmacist, b. 1859)
Mother: Anna Goldin Rothkowitz (b. 1870)
Wife: Edith Sachar
Daughter: Kate Rothko
Girlfriend: Rita Reinhardt (widow of Ad Reinhardt, together 1969)

    University: Yale University (1921-23, dropped out)
    University: Art Students League of New York (briefly)

    Risk Factors: Depression, Alcoholism, Smoking

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