Mark Rothko

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Mark Rothko (September 25, 1903 - February 25, 1970) was a Latvian-American modern artist. He was born in a part of the Russian Empire that is now in Latvia, but lived in America for most of his life. He was Jewish. He committed suicide in New York City, at the age of 66, by taking an overdose of anti-depressants and slashing his arms with a razor.

His most famous work is known as Abstract expressionism or color field painting. In 2012, one of his works sold for $86.9 million.

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