Painting: Mark Rothko

Just found at Googe Books, and highly recommended: “Mark Rothko: A Biography” by James E. B. Breslin. Although the book is not available in its entirety, I highly recommend it for anyone interested in painting, Abstract Expressionism, or Mark Rothko in particular. Among the chapters available are “Starting Out in the Depression”, a detailed account of Rothko (at that time still “Marcus Rothkowitz”) working for the WPA; “All-Out War”, the period during WW II; “Recognitions”, describing the years after 1949, when Rothko had found his mature format of stacked rectangles; and “The Dark Paintings”.