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artist , educator

Nathan Oliveira, American Artist, educator. Recipient Norman Wait Harris Bronze medal The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1960; Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1958, Tamarind fellow, 1964; National Education Association grantee, 1974;named acamadician National Academy Design, New York City, 1988, American Academy Arts & Letters, New York City, 1994. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Oliveira, Nathan was born on December 19, 1928 in Oakland, California, United States.


Student, Mills College. Master of Fine Arts, California College Arts and Crafts, 1952.


Instructor, San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1955-1956;instructor, California College Arts and Crafts, 1955-1956;instructor, U. Ill, 1961-1962;instructor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1963-1964;instructor, Cornell Univercity, 1964;instructor, Stanford University, since 1964;now Ann O'Day Maples professor in the arts, Stanford Universityprofessor emeritus, 1992;instructor, U. Colorado, 1965;instructor, U. Hawaii, 1971;instructor, Cranbrook Academy Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1972;instructor, Baltimore The Art Institute of Chicago, 1972;instructor, John Herron The Art Institute of Chicago, Indianapolis, 1972;instructor, Kent State University, Ohio., 1973.


  • painting

    • Man with a Hat, Cane and Glove

    • Untitled, Standing Figure

    • Duccio’s Dream

    • For Lotte

    • Imi

    • Standing Figure

    • Figure II

    • The Great Bird

    • Untitled

    • Battle of Little Big Horn

    • Death of an Ant

    • Untitled

    • Beauty and the Beast

    • Untitled

    • Standing Figure with Hands on Belt

    • The Silent Runner

    • Imi #73

    • Hawk

    • Stelae #17

    • Golden Head

    • Mask II

    • Head

    • Nineteen Twenty-Nine

    • Blue Head

    • Adolescent by the Bed

    • Woman Standing in Open Box

    • Seated Man with Dog

    • For Manolete

    • Couple with Red

    • Untitled Female Nude

    • Head Shapes

    • Standing Woman

    • Running Dog


Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Married Ramona Christensen, 1951 (deceased 2006). Children: Joe, Lisa, Gina.

Ramona Christensen

Joe Oliveira

Lisa Oliveira

Gina Oliveira