Consuelo Kanaga / Brooklyn Museum

A Portrait of Mark Rothko

This photo of painter Mark Rothko was taken by Consuelo Kanaga about 1949. Rothko, born in 1903 in Russia, turned 46 years old that year. The photo has been released for public presentation by the Brooklyn Museum, which received it as a gift of Wallace B. Putnam from the estate of Consuelo Kanaga. (The photo is via Wikimedia Commons, which states: "While the Brooklyn Museum cannot make an absolute statement on copyright status for legal reasons, it supports and encourages the Wikimedia community in researching and applying the copyright status tag that is most appropriate for their purposes."

See our biography of Mark Rothko