Gustavo Montoya

Mexico City, 1905 - Mexico City, 2003

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Excerpts about Gustavo Montoya

Gustavo Montoya discover other worlds, those hidden in the subconscious, had not noticed until then, the amazing worlds of memory and, moreover, the innermost perceptions of the mind, such as deep fear to the many fears that the man is surrounded as the agonies, sorrows, dreams and hallucinations, all filled with an inescapable doom unexpected. (Source: by Juan Rulfo "Gustavo Montoya, A Magical world", Museum of Modern Art)

Gustavo Montoya, in a paragraph of his brief "auto biographical sketch" says: "... and in my country, I joined the movement of Mexican neo-realist school." Neorealism, one of many realistic-traditional, innovative trends only conceivable or perhaps can be characterized as a psychologizing realism and, moreover, aware of the social realities; realism enriched with the teaching of art movements emerged in the last hundred years. (Source: "Gustavo Montoya, A Magical world", Museum of Modern Art)


Main Solo Exhibitions


1951 "Quince naturalezas muertas de Gustavo Montoya ", Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, Mexico City

1952 "Exposición de óleos de Gustavo Montoya", Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, Mexico City

1958 "Gustavo Montoya", Hammer Gallery, New York.

1966 "Gustavo Montoya", Galería de Coleccionistas, Beverly Hills, California

1978 "Gustavo Montoya", Museum of Modern Art, San Antonio, Texas

1982 "Un mundo Mágico: Gustavo Montoya", Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

1993 "Gustavo Montoya, Petróleos Mexicanos", Departamento de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

1997 "Gustavo Montoya: Antología", Museo Mural Diego Rivera, Mexico City

1997 "Gustavo Montoya: Homenaje al pintor y maestro", Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Plantel Academia de San Carlos, Mexico City