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Nathan Joseph Roderick Oliveira

 (1928 - 2010)
Nathan Joseph Roderick Oliveira was active/lived in California.  Nathan Oliveira is known for abstract figurative painting, graphics.

Nathan Joseph Roderick Oliveira

Nathan Oliveira was born in Oakland, California to parents of Portuguese descent. As a youth he was interested in art and music, and considered the possibility of becoming a coronetist in a jazz band.  However, during his high school years he visited the California Palace of the Legion of Honor where he saw a Rembrandt painting that profoundly influenced the course of his life.  For a time he attempted to study advertising art before enrolling in the California College of Arts and Crafts* in Oakland with the intention of pursuing a career as a portrait painter.

During the course of his college studies he began to move from portraits to a more expressionistic and non specific figuration.  Despite the shift to a more ab  ...  Displaying 750 of 22185 characters.

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About  Nathan Joseph Roderick Oliveira

Born:  1928 - Oakland, California
Died:   2010 - Palo Alto, California
Known for:  abstract figurative painting, graphics