Christopher Rothko, a writer and psychologist, chairs the Board of Directors of the Rothko Chapel, Houston, and is actively involved in managing the Rothko legacy by organizing and presenting exhibitions of his father's work around the globe.
Not since Jean Renoir's biography, 'Renoir, My Father,' have we been granted such a personal, impassioned and engaging familial portrait of an artist. Combining memoir, biography, art treatise, criticism and psychology, Mr. Rothko addresses myriad aspects of his father's life and work, and especially people's misinterpretations. This book is as important for its insights into Mark Rothko as it is for its fervent argument that an artist's art comes first and must speak for itself. -Lance Esplund, Wall Street Journal (Holiday Gift Book selection) The book is a fluid, intriguing reference piece and effortlessly points out where interpretations of the art world get it wrong. -Scene Point Black