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Nathan Oliveira
Nineteen Twenty-Nine
1961
oil
54 1/8 x 50 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.



This haunting image is a portrait of the artist's mother done from memory. The date, 1929, appears at the lower left, marking the year of the stock market crash when Oliveira's family met with financial ruin.