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Nathan Oliveira    (American, 1928)

 Nathan Oliveira - Acrylic #5 (Paintings) h: 12.5 x w: 10.5 in / h: 31.8 x w: 26.7 cm
Nathan Oliveira
Acrylic #5 1961
 
 Nathan Oliveira - Bowler (Paintings) h: 84 x w: 70 in / h: 213.4 x w: 177.8 cm
Nathan Oliveira
Bowler 2010
 
 Nathan Oliveira - Figure IV (Sculptures) h: 40.5 x w: 21.5 x d: 30 in / h: 102.9 x w: 54.6 x d: 76.2 cm
Nathan Oliveira
Figure IV 1983
 
 Nathan Oliveira - Figure with Arm Up (Paintings) h: 66 x w: 50 in / h: 167.6 x w: 127 cm
Nathan Oliveira
Figure with Arm Up 2010
 
 Nathan Oliveira - Golden Head (Paintings) h: 36 x w: 27.2 in / h: 91.4 x w: 69.1 cm
Nathan Oliveira
Golden Head 1986
 
 Nathan Oliveira - Head (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 12 x w: 9 in / h: 30.5 x w: 22.9 cm
Nathan Oliveira
Head 1959
 
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Biography
1928 Born: Oakland, CA
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
1952 - 1953 Teacher, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1955 - 1956 Teacher, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1957 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
1958 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
1974 Artist Grant-National Endowment for the Arts
1988 Endowed Chair-Ann O'Day Maples Prof. in the Arts, Stanford, CA
1994 Elected Fellow-American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cambridge, MA
1964 - 1996 Teacher, Studio Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Exhibitions
2005 DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2004 “Contemporary Prints,” National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2003 “Oil Paintings and recent monotypes,” Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
2003 “Solitary Shape Figure Watercolors,” Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
2003 Recent Paintings and Monotypes, Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
2002 The Art of Nathan Oliveira, retrospective, San Jose Museum of Art, guest curated by Peter Selz. Traveling to: Neuberger Museum of Art, Puchase College, State University of New York; Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA; Orange Count Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (solo)
2002 “Nude Watercolors,” University of Southern Oregon
2001 “Singular,” John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Recent Paintings and Monotypes, Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1998 Recent Paintings and Monotypes, Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1998 “Prints/Copperplate Figures,” Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
1998 “Centennial Exhibition 1989 – 1998,” American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
1997 “Important Bay Area Paintings, 1954-1960,” John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
1997 Variations in Time/ Nathan Olivera/ Monotypes and Monoprints, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Singular Impressions, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1996 Recent Paintings and Monotypes, Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1995 Nathan Oliveira: The Windhover, Dedicated to Gerard Manley Hopkins, Stanford University, Standford,CA; traveling to Pepperdine University, Malibu,CA (solo)
1993 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Recent Paintings and Monotypes, Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
Works on Paper by Nathan Oliveira-Gifts from the John Young Collection, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HI
1992 Nathan Oliveira: Figurative Work 1958-92, The Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College Moraga, CA
1991 Nathan Oliveira Painting & Works on Paper, 1959-1991, Salander O'Reilly Galleries New York, NY
American Realism and Figurative Art: 1952-1990, The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan; traveling to Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan; Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan; Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan; Kochi Prefectural Museum of Folk Art, Kochi, Japan
1989 Bay Area Figurative Art, 1950-1965, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco (traveled)
1989 Bay Area Figurative Art, 1950 - 1965, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; traveled to Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1986 Autunno in Toscana 1986, Recent Monotypes, Il Bisonte Galleria d'Arte Florence, Italy
Public and Private: American Prints Today, The Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn, NY
1985 Contemporary American Monotypes, The Chrysler Museum Norfolk, VA
1984 Nathan Oliveira: A Survey Exhibition, 1957 - 83, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA: traveling to Laguna Beach Museum of Art, CA; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE; Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. Catalogue (solo)
1981 Contemporary American Prints and Drawings 1940-80, National Gallery of Art Washington, DC
1980 Nathan Oliveira: Swiss Sites Series, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (solo)
Nathan Oliveira Print Retrospective: 1949-1980, The Art Museum and Galleries, California State University, Long Beach, CA; traveling to Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA; University Art Collections, Matthews Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; University Art Gallery, State University of New York, Albany, NY; Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Catalogue (solo)
FIAC 79, Grand Palais Paris, France
The Painterly Print, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; traveling to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1977 Perceptions of the Spirit in Twentieth-Century American Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana; traveled to University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonia, TX; Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio. Catalogue
1976 Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, CA
1973 Nathan Oliveira: Recent Works on Paper, Linda Farris Gallery Seattle, WA
1969 Watercolors, Picadilly Gallery London, The United Kingdom
1969 Nathan Oliveira: Works on Paper, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, Ca
1968 The Humanist Tradition in Contemporary American Painting, New School Art Center, New York, NY; catalogue
1967 1967 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting, , Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1965 Ten Years of Printmaking, San Francisco Museum of Art Sa Francisco, CA
1964 Contemporary Sculptors and Painters as Printmakers, The Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
Nieuwe Realisten ( New Realism ), Haags Germeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands
1963 Major Comprehensive Exhibition of Five Years Work, Nathan Oliveira, San Francisco Museum of Art San Francisco, CA
1962 Recent Painting U.S.A.: The Figure, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY: traveling to Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, OH; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; San Francisco, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; catalogue
1961 Nathan Oliveira: Paintings and Drawings, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX (solo)
1959 New Image of Man, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Paul Kantor Gallery Beverly Hills, CA

Literature
2002 'Nathan Oliveira', by Peter Selz. With an introduction by Susan Landauer and essay by Joann Moser, University of California Press
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