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Nathan Oliveira

Nathan Oliveira

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"Nathan Oliveira casts a serious eye and gives a balanced account both of the California milieu in which Oliveira was formed and the artist himself. It is an authentic contribution to art history and a much-needed exploration of the rich culture of California art."-Dore Ashton, author of Noguchi East and West
"Peter Selz and Joann Moser have produced an important

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"Nathan Oliveira casts a serious eye and gives a balanced account both of the California milieu in which Oliveira was formed and the artist himself. It is an authentic contribution to art history and a much-needed exploration of the rich culture of California art."-Dore Ashton, author of Noguchi East and West
"Peter Selz and Joann Moser have produced an important study of the career and work of Oliveira, a stubbornly individual artist who, heedless of the clamor of the ideologies and the lure of the market, has resolutely gone his own way, these past fifty years, as painter, printmaker, and sculptor."-Lorenz Eitner, author of French Paintings of the 19th Century
"This fine book, illustrated by more than 200 examples of the artist's innovative work, confirms Oliveira's place in the front rank of American artists."-James Schevill, author of New and Selected Poems

Author Biography:Peter Selz is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley;founding director of the Berkeley Art Museum;and former Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture Exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Among his books are German Expressionist Painting (California, 1957), St. Francis (1975), Art in Our Times (1981), Beyond the Mainstream (1997) and, with Kristine Stiles, Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art (California, 1996). Susan Landauer is Katie and Drew Gibson Chief Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, California. Among her books are The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism (California, 1996) and Elmer Bischoff:The Ethics of Paint (California, 2001). Joann Moser is Senior Curator at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and author of Singular Impressions:The Monotype in America (1997).

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Library Journal
Nathan Oliveira's hauntingly sensual and intuitive strokes combine with a bold palette to produce work around themes of death, struggle, and isolation. Primarily figurative, his paintings also include still lifes and landscapes. Acting as a complement to a major traveling exhibition originating at the San Jose Museum of Art this spring, this publication seeks to restore Oliveira to his rightful place as an international artist, extricating him from being lumped with other Bay Area figurative painters. This comprehensive work focuses on Oliveira's career as an artist and as professor emeritus at Stanford University and includes previously unpublished biographical and bibliographical information, though it is not a full biography. Selz (founding director, Berkeley Art Museum) firmly places Oliveira within the context of the cultural fabric of the 1950s, when the painter began his career, and reveals his various influences. Smithsonian curator Joann Moser contributes a superb essay on Oliveira's printmaking and drawing. A chronology, bibliography, and list of Oliveira's solo exhibitions make this the definitive monograph to date. Highly recommended for academic libraries with collections on Bay Area artists, figurative painting, or modern artists. Rebecca Tolley-Stokes, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520231016
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/12/2002
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Selz is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is founding director of the Berkeley Art Museum and former Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture Exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Among his books are Art of Engagement: Visual Politics in California and Beyond (UC Press); German Expressionist Painting (UC Press); St. Francis; Art in Our Times; Beyond the Mainstream; and, with Kristine Stiles, Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art (UC Press, 1996; revised edition, 2010). Susan Landauer is Katie and Drew Gibson Chief Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, California. Among her books are The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism (California, 1996) and Elmer Bischoff: The Ethics of Paint (California, 2001). Joann Moser is Senior Curator at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and author of Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America (1997).

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