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The Portón de San Pedro Art Gallery has the longest history in the country, with more than 40 years of experience in the art market.  It is the most important gallery in the field and a reference point for Uruguayan painting, both nationally and internationally. 

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Mello, Luis

Mello, Luis



LUGAR DE NACIMIENTO : Montevideo, Uruguay  

A partir de 1967 estudia dibujo y pintura con Sergio Curto y Esteban Garino. 

En el año 1972, ingresa como bocetista ilustrador en la Publicitaria Gallardo (Uruguay), trabajando al mismo tiempo para otras agencias de publicidad.

Exposiciones y premios:

1975- Interviene en el Concurso para el proyecto de medallas del “Sesquicentenario de los Hechos Históricos de 1825”, otorgándosele Mención Especial (Uruguay).

1975- Es admitido en el Salón Municipal (Montevideo, Uruguay).

1978- Es admitido en el Salón Municipal (Montevideo, Uruguay).  

1979- Obtiene Premio Adquisición en el I Salón de Pintura del Banco de la República Oriental del Uruguay.

1980- A partir de este año comienza a realizar retratos por encargo.

1983- Comienza a Exponer en forma Colectiva en la Galería de Arte Portón de San Pedro, Montevideo. Expone en Punta del Este (Uruguay).  

1984- Exposición Individual en Galería de Arte Portón de San Pedro, Montevideo (Uruguay).

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We have the largest collection of national paintings in the market, with more than 7000 works by the most outstanding artists in the country.  We represent more than 300 artists of recognized prestige both nationally and internationally.

Our trajectory, seriousness and impeccable professional discipline, are a characteristic stamp of our company. The untiring search of quality works, are one of our constant objective to always offer our clients the best.

Quality, Authenticity and Seriousness are the actions that define our company.

Always at the forefront.  Our company is a global pioneer in the online sale of works of art. Creating in 2002 our first website with e-commerce, providing an agile, safe and practical tool for our customers from all over the world can access our works. Our immense bibliography, testimonies and documentation of the trajectory of all our artists, has been compiled and generously published on-line in our web page so that the general public, collectors, students and teachers can know the biography and complete trajectory of all the national artists that we represent.

This motivated the creation of the page  (database of authors from Uruguay), who have been nourished with our information for the elaboration of their biographical contents of national artists.