"I am not an abstract painter. I am not interested in the relationship between form and color. The only thing I care about is the expression of man's basic emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, destiny." said Mark Rothko.
-Mark Rothko - abstract expressionist 1903-1970
About Mark Rothko: The Jewish American Artist, Mark Rothko is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he rejected not only the label but even being called an abstract painter.Mark Rothko was born in Dvinsk, Russian Empire. One of Mark Rothko Paintings called White Center sold at $72.8 million dollars at Sotheby's New York.