Man with a Hat, Cane and Glove

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Man with a Hat, Cane and Glove

Artist
Nathan Oliveira, born Oakland, CA 1928-died Palo Alto, CA 2010
Exhibition Label
The figure in Man with a Hat, Cane and Glove stands frontally, the formality of his posture and clothing humanized by his crooked tie, a charming imperfection in his otherwise dapper appearance. In describing his process of completing a painting, Oliveira said, “When I reach that point where the painting comes alive, then I step away. It reaches out and starts touching people; it’s up to them to deal with it.”
Modern Masters: Midcentury Abstraction from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2008
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Edith S. and Arthur J. Levin
1961
Object number
2005.5.56
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Type
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
51 1/2 x 47 1/2 in. (130.8 x 120.8 cm)
Department
Painting and Sculpture
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Topic
Dress\accessory\hat
Figure male\knee length
Dress\accessory\glove
Dress\accessory\cane
Record ID
saam_2005.5.56
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk75165fd53-8c4a-4432-ac46-a30e94068f6f