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Mark Rothko papers, [undated] and 1943

Mark Rothko papers, [undated] and 1943

Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970

Muralist, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 11 items (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Provenance

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.

Location of Originals

  • Original letters, notes and notebooks in the National Gallery Library; original sketches are in the National Gallery curatorial department.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3135 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Mark Rothko papers, [undated] and 1943. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.