Nathan Joseph Roderick Oliveira, ‘Figure 1’, 2007, Heritage Auctions
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Figure 1, 2007

Aquatint in colors on paper
26 × 21 in
66 × 53.3 cm
Edition 7/15
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Framed Dimensions: 28in x 33.5in

Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco Print by Iannne …

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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along along lower edge, with publisher's blindstamp
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Nathan Joseph Roderick Oliveira
American, 1928–2010
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Nathan Oliveira was a celebrated member of the San Francisco Bay Area Figurative artist community. Oliveira came into prominence as a figurative painter in the late 1950s, counter to the dominant Abstract Expressionist trend. Yet Oliveira worked not unlike certain Abstract Expressionists, beginning each of his works without a specific plan, applying pigment to the canvas almost at random until an image began to appear. Frequently, his works explored the relationships between people, animals, and nature; his subjects were those imbued with magical or shamanistic overtones. He studied with Max Beckmann, but admired the work of Edvard Munch, Alberto Giacometti, and Francis Bacon. His works differed from those of his Bay Area peers in their European influences, as well as their more emotional content.

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Framed Dimensions: 28in x 33.5in

Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco Print by Iannne Kjorlie, San Francisco

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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along along lower edge, with publisher's blindstamp
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Nathan Joseph Roderick Oliveira
American, 1928–2010
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Nathan Oliveira was a celebrated member of the San Francisco Bay Area Figurative artist community. Oliveira came into prominence as a figurative painter in the late 1950s, counter to the dominant Abstract Expressionist trend. Yet Oliveira worked not unlike certain Abstract Expressionists, beginning each of his works without a specific plan, applying pigment to the canvas almost at random until an image began to appear. Frequently, his works explored the relationships between people, animals, and nature; his subjects were those imbued with magical or shamanistic overtones. He studied with Max Beckmann, but admired the work of Edvard Munch, Alberto Giacometti, and Francis Bacon. His works differed from those of his Bay Area peers in their European influences, as well as their more emotional content.

Figure 1, 2007

Aquatint in colors on paper
26 × 21 in
66 × 53.3 cm
Edition 7/15
Bidding closed
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