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Mark Rothko

Painter (25-Sep-1903 — 25-Feb-1970)


David Anfam. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. Yale University Press. 1998. 708pp.

Dore Ashton. About Rothko. Oxford University Press. 1983. 225pp.

James E. B. Breslin. Mark Rothko: A Biography. University of Chicago Press. 1998. 707pp.

Anna Chave. Mark Rothko: Subjects in Abstraction. Yale University Press. 1989. 229pp.

Bonnie Clearwater. The Rothko Book. Harry N. Abrams. 2007. 224pp.

Julia Davis. Mark Rothko: The Art of Transcendence. Crescent Moon Publishing. 2007. 168pp.

Marc Glimcher; Mark Pollard. The Art of Mark Rothko: Into an Unknown World. Clarkson N. Potter. 1991. 164pp.

John Golding. Paths to the Absolute: Mondrian, Malevich, Kandinsky, Pollock, Newman, Rothko, and Still. Princeton University Press. 2000. 240pp.

Klaus Ottmann. The Essential Mark Rothko. Harry N. Abrams. 2003. 112pp.

Glenn Phillips; Thomas Crow. Seeing Rothko. Getty Research Institute. 2005. 290pp.

Lee Seldes. The Legacy of Mark Rothko. Penguin Books. 1979. 375pp.

Diane Waldman. Mark Rothko. Thames and Hudson. 1978. 296pp. Published for a retrospective, Guttenheim Museum, 1978.

Diane Waldman. Mark Rothko in New York. Guggenheim Museum. 1994. 142pp.

Oliver Wick. Mark Rothko. Distributed Art Publishers. 2001. 203pp.


  1. Mark Rothko's Dark Palette Illuminated
    by Hilarie M. Sheets. The New York Times, 2-Nov-2016.


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  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.964)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.658)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.611)

  10. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.436)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1267)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.899)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.891)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.631)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.431)

  16. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.687)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.66)

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