Nathan Oliveira painting & sculpture

 Nathan Oliveira in his painting studio

Nathan Oliveira in his painting studio

 Early painting studio shot of Nathan Oliveira

Early painting studio shot of Nathan Oliveira

Born:           Nathan Oliveira was born December 19, 1928 in Oakland, CA
Died:           November 13, 2010

Education:
                    1950 Mills College, Oakland, CA
                    1951 BFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
                    1952 MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

Selected Public Collections for Nathan Oliveira:

Art Institute of Chicago
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Des Moine Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, IA
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Collection of Australia, Melbourne, Australia
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford, CA
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Yale University Art Center, New Haven, CT

 Nathan in his Palo Alto studio 1978

Nathan in his Palo Alto studio 1978

Nathan Oliveira (1928 - 2010) was born in Oakland, California, to a family of Portuguese immigrants. He studied painting and printmaking at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now the California College of the Arts or CCAC) in Oakland, and in the summer of 1950 with Max Beckmann at Mills College in Oakland. After two years in the U.S. Army as a cartographic draftsman, he began teaching painting in 1955 at CCAC and drawing and printmaking at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute). Since then he held many guest teaching appointments at many art schools and universities. He held a tenured teaching position at Stanford University from 1964 until he retired in 1995.  In 1959 Oliveira was the youngest painter included in the important exhibition New Images of Man at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A survey of five years of his paintings and works on paper was shown at the Art Gallery of the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1963, and a fifteen-year survey of his paintings was organized by the Oakland Museum of California in 1973. He had a print retrospective in 1980 at California State University, Long Beach, and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco organized a survey of his work in monotype in 1997. Oliveira was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1994 and has received many other awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two honorary doctorates, and, in 2000, membership in a distinguished order conferred by the government of Portugal. His work is in the collections of many museums, among them the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

 Nathan Oliveira painting in his Palo Alto studio 2010

Nathan Oliveira painting in his Palo Alto studio 2010