Year: 1991 Source: Proceedings of The Pavese Society Newsletter, v.3, (1991), p.81-87 SIEC No: 19910166

This article describes the life & suicide of artist, Mark Rothko. Rothko was chronically depressed throughout his life, & antidepressants did not serve to alleviate his depression. He was insecure about his artwork, a hypochondriac, had alienated many of his friends & family, & was an alcoholic. The author draws a parallel between Rothko & Ernest Hemingway: both were psychotically depressed, in failing health, & facing the end of their creative lives. (VM)