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Mark Rothko
[Latvian-born American Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1903-1970]

• Also known as:  Marcus Rothkowitz
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    Mark Rothko Works Online    
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Original works by Mark Rothko available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Bilbao, Spain   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Click "View all" to see a total of 7 works online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Painting, 1961

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Online exhibit Mark Rothko: His Life and Works

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2 works by Rothko

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Untitled No. 11, 1963, 1963 (Zoom)

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
7 works online

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Untitled, 1949

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Orange and Yellow, 1956

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
The Syrian Bull

Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive, California
Number 207 (Red over Dark Blue on Dark Gray), 1961

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Untitled (Red over Brown), 1967

Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany (in German)  

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires (partly in Spanish)  

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Hood Museum of Art, New Hampshire

Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Japan (in Japanese)  

Krannert Art Museum, Illinois
Number 13, 1949

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "R"

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Green, Red, Blue

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
No.37 (Red)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Yellow Band

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (in German)  

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Untitled, ca.1945

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Number 24 (Untitled), 1951

The Albertina, Vienna
Saffron, 1957

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)
Green on Maroon, 1961

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteMark Rothko
Website about Mark Rothko and his paintings

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Unidentified paintings from a 2003 exhibition; the fourth is Rothko's Untitled, 1953

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Photographs of a couple of Rothko's paintings

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Additional Image Search Tools:
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           Flickr: "Mark Rothko"   
Google Images: "Mark Rothko"   
Bing Images: "Mark Rothko"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Another Form of Intervention/Studio Cleo

Repository of Abstract Art

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Mark Rothko  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

artcritical, the online magazine of art and ideas
Rothko: The Year 1949 - A Painter's Progress

FAD - art fast news

New York Magazine
"A theater critic and an art critic debate a play about Mark Rothko", by Jerry Saltz

"Rothko's Legacy"

Slate Magazine
"Heavenly Rectangles: Mark Rothko's floating abstractions of despair," article by Christopher Benfey

The Art Story

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"The ghost in the gallery", 2001 article by Adrian Searle

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Every single thing counts", 2008 review by Adrian Searle

The New York Observer
"Rothko's Progress Toward Abstraction Focuses on 1949", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"Rothko's Surreal Killer May Have Been Greenberg", article by Hilton Kramer

The Village Voice
"Mark Rothko at the Whitney Museum of American Art", 1998 review by Peter Schjeldahl

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Flash presentation of 15 works, including Rothko's White over Red, 1957
(click "explore 15 works" when you get past the intro)

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Mark Rothko: A Biography

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Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas

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Mark Rothko

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The Artist's Reality

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About Rothko

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Mark Rothko: A Retrospective

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Mark Rothko: Works on Paper


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