Nathan Oliveira died this week

He was one of my great teachers and a great artist. I remember his drawing class so well. Tu-thur mornings. I especially remember the all black still life and his inspirational slide shows.  And making monoprints. He expanded my vision and is also one of my models for the teaching artist. His commitment to his own work was so strong and always in the room. He  spoke at Leo’s memorial with his portable oxygen tank. And I got to introduce him as another one of my great teacher. He smiled.

“Spring Nude” (1962)

NY times Obit