Oregon Experience

Mark Rothko's Early History

Clip: Season 10 Episode 1002 | 1m 37s

Mark Rothko grew up as an immigrant in South Portland. He went on to become one of the best-known painters of his generation. Former Curator of Modern Art at the Portland Art Museum Bruce Guenther explains how Rothko’s work was influenced by his life as an immigrant.

Aired: 01/25/16

Rating: TV-G

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Funding provided by James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Fund for Lifelong Learning, Oregon Cultural Trust and Roundhouse Foundation.