Man with a Hat, Cane and Glove

  • Nathan Oliveira, Man with a Hat, Cane and Glove, 1961, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Edith S. and Arthur J. Levin, 2005.5.56

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
Title
Man with a Hat, Cane and Glove
Artist
Date
1961
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
51 1247 12 in. (130.8120.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Edith S. and Arthur J. Levin

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – accessory – cane
  • Dress – accessory – hat
  • Dress – accessory – glove
  • Figure male – knee length
Object Number
2005.5.56
Palette
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