Greg Montgomery received his formal art training at the University< of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, where he studied painting and lithography, and at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY, where he studied serigraphy. Greg has taken two watercolor master classes in Europe with the Australian watercolorist David K. Taylor.
After completing his degree in New Mexico, Greg worked as art director and set designer for public television in New Mexico. As art director for General Electric’s Corporate Marketing Communications Operation in Albany, NY, Greg worked on major campaigns for the power systems and plastic business components, and on the world-renowned GE calendar. Greg moved to the world of publications as art director for Capital Region magazine. He recently retired from the Albany Times Union newspaper where he worked as a design editor. Greg currently works as an illustrator and designer accepting projects and commissioned portraits.
A native of Washington, DC, Greg travels extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe and Asia, capturing images with pen, paint and camera. His clean colors, dynamic form, and unusual use of white space make his work unparalleled in the field of equestrian, sporting and poster art. Greg’s series of posters for the Travers Stakes race in Saratoga Springs, NY, is the longest-running series by a single artist for a single event in racing history.
The strength and beauty of Greg’s artwork has resulted in a number of commissioned works. Berkley Publishing, a subsidiary of Penguin, had Greg create 42 covers for the re-publishing of the famous murder-mystery series by Dick Francis. Greg also created the official poster for the opening of Walt Disney World’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa.
Greg collaborated with Vic Zast, writer for MSNBC, The Bloodhorse, and other thoroughbred publications, as the illustrator of “The History and Art of 25 Travers,” published in June 2008. In August 2008, Greg had a solo exhibition of his work at the Arts Center Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY, the first time that all of his original silkscreens and giclées were shown. In 2015, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame held a 30-year retrospective of the posters and additional racing art.
Over the years, Greg’s bold and striking images of the racing scene have steadily increased in popularity. Today, his posters and prints hang in public and private collections worldwide and in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. Greg is represented by Spa Fine Art on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY.