Gustavo Montoya

b. July 9, 1905 – d. July 12, 2003

Artist Information

Gustavo Montoya was a pivotal figure to the Mexican Neorealism movement. Forced to hide as a child during the Mexican Revolution in the 1910s, due to his family’s ties with the defeated Porfirio Díaz regime, his artistic practice would be substantially impacted by the political and cultural struggles of that time. Montoya is mostly known for his portraits of children in regional traditional Mexican clothing. As a Mexican muralist, he spent most of his lifetime painting street scenes in Mexico and its inhabitants, portraying the authentic social fabric of the Mexican community. His work adheres to the ‘late Mexican School of Painting’ and has been internationally acclaimed for his historical and social depictions of the Mexico of his time.

In order to give you a personalized experience, ART PLEASE uses cookies. You agree to allow us to use cookies by continuing to browse this site. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.