Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Nathan Oliveira, Dies at Age 81


NEW YORK, NY.- One of the leading American artists of the twentieth century, Nathan Oliveira maintained an abiding concern with the abstracted human figure for over fifty years, in a body of work unconstrained by the dictates of representational art. In his paintings, watercolors, monotypes, and sculptures he consistently approached abstraction by creating variations of the figure in ambiguous, often mysterious space. Through its universality and hint of the eternal, his work explores aspects of human presence and consciousness across a range of different media. Oliveira died at his home in Stanford, California, on Saturday, November 13. The cause was related to pulmonary fibrosis, according to DC Moore Gallery, which represents the artist. Born in Oakland in December 1929 to Portuguese immigrant parents, Oliveira graduated from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland with a BFA and MFA, and then spent several