Inside Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko, a towering postwar Russian-American painter generally thought of as an Abstract Expressionist and known for his arresting use of bold colors, is the subject of a new biography by Annie Cohen-Solal, who explores his life as a visionary artist, scholar, educator, intellectual, and deeply spiritual man. Cohen-Solal reads from “Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel (Jewish Lives)” at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. at 92nd St. Jan. 11, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 at 92y.org.