Obituary of Mark Rothko

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Mark Rothko

Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz (born September 25, 1903 in Daugavpils, Latvia) was an artist who was best known for his color field paintings that depicted irregular and painterly rectangular regions of color. Mark died on February 25, 1970 and his death was because of suicide by barbiturate poisoning and cutting. He died at age 66.

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Mark Rothko Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Rothko, Mark
    • Common Name: Mark Rothko
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Daugavpils, Lativa
    • Birth Date: September 25, 1903
    • Age: 66 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Markus
    • Occupation: Artist
    • Religion: Jewish
    • Net Worth: $70 million
    • Nationality: Latvian
    • Favorite Food: Kraft Mac & Cheese
    • Favorite Color: Burgandy (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Mark's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz
    • Father: Jacob Rothkowitz
    • Mother: Kate Goldin Rothkowitz
    • Brother(s):
      • Albert Roth
    • Sister(s):
      • Sonia Allen
      • Moise Roth
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Edith Sachar (married 1932-divorced 1943)
      • Mary Alice Beistle (married 1945-1970, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • Christopher Rothko (born August 31, 1963)
    • Daughter(s):
      • Kathy Lynn "Kate" Rothko (born December 30, 1950)

Death Notice:

  • Date: February 25 1970 at age 66
  • Place: New York City, New York, United States
  • Cause of Death: Suicide (by barbiturate poisoning and cutting)
  • Interment: Buried at East Marion Cemetery, East Marion, New York, United States

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ArtistLatvian Born on September 25th Born in 1903 Died in 1970 Died at age 66 Died from Suicide

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