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Mark Rothko
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Artist
    (September 25, 1903-February 25, 1970)
    Born in Daugavpils, Latvia
    Birth name was Marcus Rothokowitz
    Committed suicide by slashing his wrists with a razor blade at 66
    He dropped out of Yale.
    He divorced Edith Sachar because he was jealous of her success as a jeweler.
    He continued to drink and smoke despite doctor's orders.
    After his death, his daughter and his gallery directors engaged in a lengthy court dispute over paintings and earnings, the Rothko Case.
    He spoke four languages.
    He supported workers' rights and women's reproductive freedom.
    Friedrich Nietzsche was one of his biggest influences.
    He was forced to change his surname, fearing a backlash against his being Jewish.

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