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The essential Mark Rothko

Author: Klaus Ottmann; Mark Rothko
Publisher: New York : Wonderland Press : Harry N. Abrams, 2003.
Series: Essential series (Wonderland Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did a 10-year-old Russian immigrant named Marcus Rothkowitz, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1913 with his mother, become Mark Rothko, one of the greatest American artists of the 20th century? Did you know that: in his youth, he wanted to be an actor, and that the theater remained his first love? he was largely self-taught? he painted figuratively for more than half of his life? he saw even his most abstract and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Mark Rothko; Mark Rothko; Mark Rothko; Mark Rothko
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Ottmann; Mark Rothko
ISBN: 0810958260 9780810958265
OCLC Number: 51993300
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 16 cm.
Contents: Mystery and beauty --
Talent is born --
Shaped by losses --
Yale days --
And now, New York --
Tough times --
Falling in love --
Nine in the ten --
WPA years --
Becoming abstract --
Allure of myths --
Here's Peggy --
Breaking loose --
AbEx --
Finally, recognition --
Major triumph --
Infamous Marlborough Gallery --
Lured to Houston --
Sadness and death --
Rothko rises.
Series Title: Essential series (Wonderland Press)
Other Titles: Mark Rothko
Responsibility: by Klaus Ottmann.

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How did a 10-year-old Russian immigrant named Marcus Rothkowitz, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1913 with his mother, become Mark Rothko, one of the greatest American artists of the 20th century? Did you know that: in his youth, he wanted to be an actor, and that the theater remained his first love? he was largely self-taught? he painted figuratively for more than half of his life? he saw even his most abstract and meditative works as dramas? 72 illustrations, including 61 plates in full color.

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