València e had his first exhibitions in municipal halls and companies, but in 1992 his career had a breakthrough when he obtained the first prize in the Painting contest of Salamanca "Silver National Award for Painting" and from that moment, he decided to devote himself to painting professionally. The same year, Montó exhibited for the first time in an individual exhibition at the Alfama Gallery (Madrid), where the Duke of Alba bought one of his works. In the following ten years, he participated in major art competitions both nationally and internationally, and he achieved first place in 6 of them, resulting in numerous mentions of honor and diplomas. He also received the "Medal of Honor BMW" of the prestigious contest of painting BMW in Spain, in the years 1993, 1996, 2000 and 2002. His international work began in 1995, along with four other painters exhibiting at the gallery La Boheme in Miami (USA). Later, Montó exhibited in group shows and art fairs in London, Strasbourg, Siegen (Germany), Buenos Aires, Berlin, Rome, Milan, Ghent, Innsbruck, Krakow, Verona, Parma and Brussels. He also performed solo exhibitions in Milan, Brescia and Brussels. From his first exhibition in 1992 in Madrid, to nowadays, he has exhibited regularly in major Spanish cities, like Madrid, Gijón, Barcelona, Seville, Córdoba and Valencia. In 1998 and 2006 Salvador Montó published two monographs about his work, "The interior landscape" and "New York Works". MAIN AWARDS Mention of Honor, Contest EMASESA Fuentes de Sevilla, Seville, 2014. Second Prize, 51st edition Ejercito Painting Prize. Madrid 2013. Mention of Honor, Ejercito del Aire Painting Prize. Madrid 2013. Medal of Honor BMW Painting Award XVII. Madrid 2002. Medal of Honor BMW XV Prize for Painting. Madrid 2000. First Prize XX Autumn Salon of Painting Plasencia. Caja de Extremadura. 1998. Second Prize Contest V Ciudad de Tudela Pintura.1997. Diploma VII International Painting Contest Barceló Foundation. Palma de Mallorca 1997 Extraordinary Prize of Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the National Plastic Arts Contest Caja de Ahorro Provincial de Guadalajara. 1997. First Prize III National Painting Contest Foundation of the commercial agent. Madrid 1997. First Prize IV National Painting Contest "Adolfo Lozano Sidro" .Priego de Córdoba. Córdoba in 1997. XIV Finalist Prize "Blanco y Negro" Painting. Madrid 1996. Medal of Honor XI Painting Prize BMW. Madrid 1996. First Prize XXIII National Painting Contest Caja de Guadalajara. Guadalajara 1995. Mention of Honor XVI Autumn Salon of Painting Caja de Extremadura. 1994. First Prize XXII National Painting Contest of Caja Madrid. Madrid 1994. First Prize XII National Painting Contest Osborne. Puerto de Santa Maria. Cadiz in 1994. 1st Mention of Honor XXI National Painting Contest of Caja Madrid. Madrid 1993. Medal of Honor VIII BMW Painting Award. Madrid 1993. Silver Medal IV National Painting Competition Caja Rural de Salamanca. Salamanca in 1992.
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