- Mark Rothko
3900 Yupon at Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
The Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas was completed in 1971 and commissioned by art collectors and patrons John and Dominique de Menil.
Artist Mark Rothko was commissioned for the interior and the space was to be designed by architect Philip Johnson, but after clashing with Rothko, the project was turned over to architects Howard Barnstone and Eugene Aubry.
The interior serves as both a chapel and a work of modern art; on the walls hangs fourteen of Rothko’s paintings. Rothko struggled with depression and committed suicide in 1970, a year before the project was completed.