Humane Society Silicon Valley will host the first public showing of the unique, personal collection of dog paintings by the late Nathan Oliveira – the renowned local artist and Stanford Professor. More information on Oliveira and his works can be seen at: http://www.hssv.org/nathan/ An art professor at Stanford, Oliveira was a leader and vital contributor in the Bay Area Figurative movement of the late 50s and early 60s. His artwork is in most major collections across the country and around the world, including the Smithsonian, Whitney and MOMA museums.Why the dog? A longtime HSSV supporter, Oliveira loved dogs and throughout his career featured many of them in his most famous and important paintings. This event will showcase Oliveira’s dog paintings, particularly those of Max, his dear companion and favorite Rottweiler.