Nathan Oliveira is dead

Nathan Oliveira, “Adolescent by the Bed,” 1959; painting; oil on canvas, 60 1/4 in. x 60 1/8″ Collection SFMOMA, William L. Gerstle Collection, William L. Gerstle Fund purchase; � Estate of Nathan Oliveira

William Grimes reports in the NY Times that Nathan Oliveira, a leading Bay Area artist who achieved national prominence fusing Abstract Expressionism and figuration in psychologically charged canvases that explored human isolation and alienation, died on Saturday at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 81. According to his son Joe, the cause was complications of pulmonary fibrosis and diabetes,

Check out  SFMOMA video interviews with Oliveira here.

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  1. Thanks for the link to SFMOMA. Loved listening to Oliveria talk about his Windhover project! So sad he's gone.

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