Mark Rothko papers, [undated] and 1943

Rothko, Mark, b. 1903 d. 1970
Painter, Muralist
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 11 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Two letters, 1943, to Edward Alden Jewell, art editor of the New York Times, written in response to a published editorial in which Rothko attempts to explain modern art; handwritten notes and notebook with entries about art and the creative process; and 8 undated sketches. Microfilm title: Carson family papers.

These Rothko papers were in the possession of George Carson, husband of Rothko's ex-wife Edith Carson. Carson turned the papers over to the Mark Rothko Foundation, and gave the Archives of American Art permission to microfilm them.

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