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Tamarind Suite 1

Tamarind Suite 1

Artist: Nathan Oliveira (American, 1928 - 2010)
Publisher: Tamarind Institute (founded 1970)
Date: 1982
Medium: color lithograph
Dimensions:
Image: 16 1/8 x 24 3/4 in. (41 x 62.9 cm)
Support: 16 1/8 x 24 3/4 in. (41 x 62.9 cm)
Mat: 18 1/4 x 27 in. (46.4 x 68.6 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of Marjorie Devon, 2011
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2011.18.2
Description
Bay Area artist Nathan Oliveira was well known for his figurative works, as well as his love of birds. His imagery was often haunted by an angst over the human condition and was psychologically, as well as visually, dark. He was influenced by German painter Max Beckmann, for example, with whom he studied briefly. Most often his compositions featured a solitary, isolated figure executed in a bravura style of anxious brushstrokes or markmaking. Printmaking was such an integral part of his practice that he founded the printmaking program at Stanford University, where he taught for nearly 30 years. The avian imagery of Tamarind Suite I was an early study of birds that resulted eventually in the artist’s Windhover project, 6 monumental paintings of wings measuring up to 17 feet.
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