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Mark Rothko : a biography

Author: James E B Breslin
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A book of heroic dimensions, this is the first full-length biography of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century--a man as fascinating, difficult, and compelling as the paintings he produced. Drawing on exclusive access to Mark Rothko's personal papers and over one hundred interviews with artists, patrons, and dealers, James Breslin tells the story of a life in art--the personal costs and professional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mark Rothko; Mark Rothko; Mark Rothko
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James E B Breslin
ISBN: 0226074056 9780226074054
OCLC Number: 27811705
Description: xi, 700 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Parnassus on 53rd Street --
2. Dvinsk/Portland --
3. New Haven/New York --
4. Starting Out in the Depression --
5. Working for the WPA --
6. "All-Out War" --
7. "'Globalism' Pops Into View" --
8. "A New Life" --
9. "An Art That Lives and Breathes" --
10. Rothko's New Vision --
11. Recognitions --
12. The Dark Paintings --
13. The Seagram Murals --
14. Rothko's Image --
15. The Harvard Murals --
16. The Houston Chapel --
17. Rothko's Aneurysm --
18. The Gift to the Tate --
19. Rothko's Suicide.
Responsibility: James E.B. Breslin.
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