rothko, mark

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Rothko, Mark definition

A Russian-born twentieth-century American artist. His early figurative works gave way to highly abstract paintings characterized by floating horizontal bands of subtle color with soft, blurred edges. Rothko was an important influence on abstract expressionism.

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