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This Day in the Arts: September 25

1897:

William Faulkner, an American novelist known for his epic portrayal, in some 20 novels, of the tragic conflict between the old and the new South, is born. He will go on to win the 1949 Nobel Prize in literature.

1903:

Painter Mark Rothko is born in Latvia. Today his work is considered abstract expressionist, though the artist himself rejected that label.


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