Mark Rothko (American, born Russia, 1903–1970), a titan among modern painters, said that the subject matter of his paintings was the extremes of human emotion. His extraordinary achievement was the communication of tragedy and elation through forms reduced to starkest simplicity—oftentimes a pair of rectangles.
Born Marcus Rothkowitz in a Latvian Jewish community, the artist emigrated to the United States at the age of ten. After a series of artistic metamorphoses, he established himself as a leader among New York’s artistic avant-garde in the late 1940s, that moment when the devastation of a global war shunted creative impulses into radically new directions. Rothko died in 1970 at the age of sixty-six.
The National Gallery of Art is the largest public repository of Rothko’s works, with a collection that includes nearly three hundred paintings on canvas and paper and a study collection of more than six hundred works on paper.
This calendar has twelve monthly grids with full-color artwork by Rothko.
Each monthly grid has the previous and next month views and observes major public and culturally significant international holidays and lunar phases. Weeks run from Sunday to Saturday.
This calendar was printed using soy-based inks on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Dimensions: 12 x 13 inches; Opens to 12 x 26 inches