Nathan Oliveira

Nathan Oliveira was born in Oakland, California to parents of Portuguese descent. After earning his undergraduate degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts, he continued his education at Mills College where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree. After a brief stint in the Army, Oliveira returned to Oakland to pursue a career in teaching and eventually became the head of the graphic arts department at the California School of Fine Arts. He achieved much recognition throughout his career, eventually receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1958. His work continues to be shown in multiple prestigious institutions and belongs to numerous collections.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008 Crown Point Press
2004 National Academy Museum
2003 San Jose Museum of Art
2001 John Berggruen Gallery
1997 Fine Art Museums of San Francisco
1995 the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
1985 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1980 The Oakland Museum of California
1969 San Francisco Museum of Art

Selected Group Exhibitions

2006 John Berggruen Gallery
2001 The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
1999 The Oakland Museum of California
1996 Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
1995 Maire du Sixieme Arrondissement
1990 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1989 Smithsonian Institution
1981 National Gallery of Art
1981 Whitney Museum of American Art
1971 La Jolla Museum of Art
1968 Smithsonian Institution
1964 Museum of Modern Art, New York
1955 Richmond Art Center

Selected Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Oakland Museum of California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Smithsonian Institution
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art
The Cantor Arts center at Stanford University
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
Tate Gallery