Marcus excelled in high school and finished in only three years, working also to deliver groceries and sell newspapers after this classes. He went to Yale university for college, but not until he had moved to New York in 1924 and "wandered" into an art class in the Art Students League when searching for a friend did he decide to become an artist.
The Abstract Expressionism Movement
Black on Maroon
One of the rare works that Rothko actually decided to title, despite his wish to not "paralyze the viewer's mind and imagination".
Blue over black on a painting canvas done in oil paint.
Yellow and white oil paint over black on a canvas.