Dr. Antonio Salmeron

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Dr. Antonio Salmeron SHA

Society of Heraldic Arts, heraldic artist

I am a member as a heraldic artist of the Society of Heraldic Arts having passed their artistic selection tests.

Probably, I have had the honor of being the first Spanish artist accepted within it and, perhaps, the first of all in the Spanish-speaking world.

Society of Heraldic Arts, appointment letter as heraldic artist
SHA, artistas heráldicos, 1 de abril de 2019
Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León

Dr. Antonio Salmeron, artistic style

Dr. A. Salmerón, an heraldic style clear, simbolic and methodical

Five college degrees from four different universities and a long experience serving patrons from different cultures and traditions is the base of my heraldic practice. My wide range of knowledge and broad praxis are factors of my exuberant creativity. With a blend of strict adherence to tradition whilst hand drawing and an artistic combination of digital imaging procedures, I astoundingly «brings symbols to life».

My artistic style combines hand and digital process and could be drawn with 3 terms: clear, symbolic and methodical.

Clear because his creations transmit energy and vital force to the owner, he believe that a coat of arms should be a source of light and joy and an expression of freedom.

Symbolic because a coat of arms must be a representation of its bearer, his/her ideals, goals, motivations or history.

Finally, my heraldic creation methodology is founded on the science of heraldry and is a guarantee of a professional work.

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Escudo de Castilla y León

Dr. Antonio Salmerón, book plates, pages 58-61

Bernard Juby has written an book about modern-day, world-wide heraldic bookplate artists, their cv's and examples of their work, and he include 7 illustrations of book plates created by me and my curriculum vitae, [Juby, B.; 2019; pages 51-53].

Bernard Juby, 2019, pages 59-60
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Escudo de Castilla y León

Dr. Antonio Salmerón, heraldicus in Spanje

Heraldisch Tijdschrift is the bulletin of the Dutch Genealogical Society - Heraldic Division. Bernard Grothues, his heraldic copywriter, has written an article about me for the number 4 of July-August of 2019, and 3 coats of arms created by me and 3 emblazoned be me appear on its cover. [Grothues, B.; 2019; pages 51-53].

Magazine for arms, stamp and flag studies
Online post: Magazine for arms, stamp and flag studies
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Giovanni de Bella

Gules, a fess between, in chief a Maltese cross between two mullets of eight Argent, in base three bendlets Or. Crest: Upon a helm issuant from a crown of Noble above the shield a with a wreath Argent and Gules, a Cirneco dell’Etna hound passant proper, gorged of a collar of meanders motifs Azure and Argent. Mantling: Gules doubled Argent. Motto: «Pete ex Animo Sapientiam».

Gules, a fess between, in chief a Maltese cross between two mullets of eight Argent, in base three bendlets Or. Crest: Upon a helm issuant from a crown of Noble above the shield a with a wreath Argent and Gules, a Cirneco dell’Etna hound passant proper, gorged of a collar of meanders motifs Azure and Argent. Mantling: Gules doubled Argent. Motto: «Pete ex Animo Sapientiam».

Coat of arms emblazoned by me with a pointed shape, illuminated, and with a watercolor finishing.

G0053, Chief Herald of Malta's grant of Giovanni de Bella's arms, whose full achievement has been emblazoned by me for such grant.


Blazon keywords: Gules, One, Fess, Between, In chief, Eight-pointed cross, Cross couped, Two, Mullet, Argent, In base, Three, Bendlet, Or, Crest, Helm, Issuant, Crown of Noble, Crown, On, Mantling, Doubled, Wreath, Crest, Dog, Proper, Collared, Azure, Motto (motivation) and Scroll.

Style keywords: Outlined in sable, Illuminated, Watercolor and Pointed.

Classification: Personal, Interpreted, Coat of arms, Latin language and Doctor.

Bearer: Bella, Giovanni de.

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Heidi Garcia-Bosch-de Morales-de Sola née Adriaensen

Party per pale: 1 Gules, a bend sinister debruised by an inescutcheon Or charged with a bend Azure charged with five fusils palewise Argent, in base on a triangle Argent the Sacred Heart of Jesus proper [for Adriaensen]; 2 Azure, a fleur de lis Argent above a doe sejeant proper surrounded by twelve mullets in orle Or [granted by Bourbon-Parma]. Crest: A crown of Noble. Motto: «Biche délicate»..

Party per pale: 1 Gules, a bend sinister debruised by an inescutcheon Or charged with a bend Azure charged with five fusils palewise Argent, in base on a triangle Argent the Sacred Heart of Jesus proper [for Adriaensen]; 2 Azure, a fleur de lis Argent above a doe sejeant proper surrounded by twelve mullets in orle Or [granted by Bourbon-Parma]. Crest: A crown of Noble. Motto: «Biche délicate»..

Coat of arms emblazoned by me with a lozenge shape, illuminated, and with a free hand finishing.

G0084, Chief Herald of Malta's grant of Heidi Garcia-Bosch-de Morales-de Sola née Adriaensen's arms, whose full achievement has been emblazoned by me for such grant.


Blazon keywords: Party per pale, Gules, One, Bend sinister, Or, In base, Triangle, Argent, Charged, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Heart enflamed, Heart, Enflamed, Proper, Overall, Inescutcheon, Bend, Azure, Five, Fusil, Palewise, Doe, Sejant, Above, Fleur de lis, Surrounded, Twelve, Mullet, In orle, Crest, Crown of Noble, Crown, Motto (motivation) and Scroll.

Style keywords: Outlined in sable, Illuminated, Freehand and Rhombus.

Classification: Personal, Interpreted, Coat of arms, Latin language and Doctor.

Bearer: Garcia-Bosch-de Morales-de Sola née Adriaensen, Heidi.

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Escudo de Castilla y León

Heraldry societies

Heralds International, badge of the heraldic artists

I am:

  • heraldic artist member of the Society of Heraldic Arts,
  • member of The Heraldry Society,
  • honoured member of The International Heraldry Society,
  • heraldic artist member of Heralds International,
  • correspondent fellow of the Asturian Academy of Heraldry and Genealogy,
  • correspondent fellow of the Institute of Historical Research Bances y Valdés, Principality of Asturias,
  • correspondent fellow of the Academia de Letras e Artes da Guiné-Bissau, and
  • honorary pursuivant of arms extraordinary of the Heraldry Society of Africa.
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Escudo de Castilla y León

Isch

The Commoners' Roll of Arms 2023 Full Edition, 260 pages featuring 401 coats of arms for people and 8 for entities, 92 badges, 69 standards, 30 flags, 299 written blazons, 68 heraldic artists, 36 heralds, 46 heraldic jurisdictions, 43 authorities, certificators and registers cited, 192 issued certifications for people and 7 for entities.


I am editor of «The Commoners' Roll of Arms» of the International Society of Commoners Heraldry and I have edited 145 biweekly editions from 2017 to 2023.

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Escudo de Castilla y León

Knights Templar, Grand Master number 02

Lozengy Or and Gules. Behind the shield a cross patty Gules.

Lozengy Or and Gules. Behind the shield a cross patty Gules.


Classification: Religious, Military, Knights Templar, Interpreted, Doctor, Article, Castilian language and Black and white and color illustrations.

Bearer: Craon, Robert de.

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Knights Templar, Grand Master number 04

Or, a chief Gules. Behind the shield a cross patty Gules.

Or, a chief Gules. Behind the shield a cross patty Gules.


Classification: Religious, Military, Knights Templar, Interpreted, Doctor, Article, Castilian language and Black and white and color illustrations.

Bearer: Tremelay, Bernard de.

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Knights Templar, Grand Master number 05

Azure, two barbels addorsed Argent. Behind the shield an eight-pointed cross patty Gules.

Azure, two barbels addorsed Argent. Behind the shield an eight-pointed cross patty Gules.

I have had the honour of writing this article about André de Montbard and its coat of arms within a series of 23 articles about the heraldry of the Grand Masters of the Temple.

Classification: Religious, Military, Knights Templar, Interpreted, Doctor, Article, Castilian language and Black and white and color illustrations.

Bearer: Montbard, André de.

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Escudo de Castilla y León

Knights Templar, Grand Master number 12

Argent, a cross Azure. Behind the shield a cross patty Gules.

Argent, a cross Azure. Behind the shield a cross patty Gules.


Classification: Religious, Military, Knights Templar, Interpreted, Doctor, Article, Castilian language and Black and white and color illustrations.

Bearer: Hérail, Gilbert.

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Knights Templar, Grand Master number 19

Vair. Behind the shield an eight-pointed cross patty Gules.

Vair. Behind the shield an eight-pointed cross patty Gules.


Classification: Religious, Military, Knights Templar, Interpreted, Doctor, Article, Castilian language and Black and white and color illustrations.

Bearer: Vichiers, Renaud de.

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Robert George Alexander Balchin

Quarterly: 1 and 4 Vert, a crescent within eight mullets in lozenge Or; 2 and 3 Azure, a chain fesswise throughout between three fleurs de lis, 2 and 1, all the links and fleurs de lis per pale Or and Argent; an inescutcheon Azure, bearing a crown of count, charged with an eagle displayed within a bordure Or. Crest: A crown of Baron. Behind the shield the cross of a Knight of Justice of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem.

Quarterly: 1 and 4 Vert, a crescent within eight mullets in lozenge Or; 2 and 3 Azure, a chain fesswise throughout between three fleurs de lis, 2 and 1, all the links and fleurs de lis per pale Or and Argent; an inescutcheon Azure, bearing a crown of count, charged with an eagle displayed within a bordure Or. Crest: A crown of Baron. Behind the shield the cross of a Knight of Justice of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem.

Coat of arms emblazoned by me with a pointed shape, illuminated, and with a watercolor finishing.

G0067, Chief Herald of Malta's grant of Robert George Alexander Balchin's arms, whose full achievement has been emblazoned by me for such grant.


Blazon keywords: Quarterly, Vert, One, Crescent, Eight, Mullet, In lozenge, Or, Azure, Chain, Fesswise, Throughout, Between, Three, Fleur de lis, Ordered, Party per pale, Argent, Inescutcheon, Crest, Crown of Count, Crown, Charged, Eagle, Bordure, Crown of Baron, Behind the shield and Cross.

Style keywords: Outlined in sable, Illuminated, Watercolor and Pointed.

Classification: Personal, Interpreted, Coat of arms and Doctor.

Bearer: Balchin, Robert George Alexander.

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Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Salmerón Cabañas, A.; 2014a

Design of the coats of arms o-XI, o-IX, o-XX

Antonio Salmerón Cabañas, «Design of the coats of arms o-XI, o-IX, o-XX with their crest, supporters, flags, seals and blazons», paintings registered in the Intellectual Property Registry of Madrid, 28 pages with 47 illustrations, of coats of arms and other heraldic objects, request code M-1394-14, and registration number 16/2014/2330, Madrid, 25th of February of 2014.

In this registration are the illustrations from my book [Salmerón Cabañas, A.; 2014b] titled «The Book of the Coat of Arms of Wolves Sable and Unicorns Argent».


Bibliographical reference of century XXI.

Author: Salmerón Cabañas, Antonio.

Bibliographical reference mentioned in the following article:

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Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Salmerón Cabañas, A.; 2014b

The Book of the Coat of Arms of Wolves Sable and Unicorns Argent

Antonio Salmerón Cabañas, «The Book of the Coat of Arms of Wolves Sable and Unicorns Argent», Ediciones aContracorriente, first edition, ISBN 978-84-941511-8-7, Madrid, 2014.


The chapters of this book are organized to systematically record all information regarding the creation of a coat of arms and its variants, from its initial conception to its various final interpretations, through intermediate designs, their uses, meanings, registration, communication, and even their different imaginary and artistic recreations.

The chapters are as follows:

  • On the ideation and creation of a coat of arms, its derived versions, and other complements.
  • On the ideation and creation of a first ornament and its possible enhancements.
  • On the ideation and creation of a second and definitive ornament for the coat of arms.
  • On designing acts of manifestation, documents, and heraldic frames based on the coat of arms.
  • On the meaning of different elements and the symbolism within the coat of arms.
  • On the records of the coat of arms and its public communication.
  • On the certifications of the coat of arms.
  • An imaginary history about the evolution of the coat of arms over the centuries.
  • An artistic recreation of the journey back from the future to the past.
  • Covering various subsequent and prior variations and combinations.
  • Covering other interpretations of the same blazon made by different heraldic masters.
  • My intellectual property of the illustrations in this book is registered in [Salmerón Cabañas, A.; 2014a].


Bibliographical reference of century XXI.

Author: Salmerón Cabañas, Antonio.

The following article cites this bibliographic reference:

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Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Salmerón Cabañas, A.; 2015a

Coat of arms and heraldic creation, April 2014 - March 2015

Antonio Salmerón Cabañas, «Coat of arms and heraldic creation between April 2014 and March 2015», paintings registered in the Registry of Intellectual Property of Madrid, with 126 illustrations, 16 black and white and 110 color, of coats of arms and other heraldic objects, including my pseudonym without anonymity «a Unicorn per saltire Or and Sable, salient and the motto ASC Sable», 30 pages with 126 illustrations, 16 black and white and 110 color, request code M-001674-2015, and registration number 16/2015/2546, Madrid, 9th of March of 2015.


Bibliographical reference of century XXI.

Author: Salmerón Cabañas, Antonio.

Bibliographic reference mentioned in the following articles:

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Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Salmerón Cabañas, A.; 2016a

Coat of arms and heraldic creation, April 2015 - December 2016

Antonio Salmerón Cabañas, «Coat of arms and heraldic creation between April 2015 and December 2016», paintings registered in the Intellectual Property Registry of Madrid, with 299 illustrations, 4 black and white and 295 color, of coats of arms and other heraldic objects, 88 pages request code M-008058/2016, and registration number 16/2017/2707, Madrid, 15th of December of 2016.

In this body of work, I have focused on capturing the essence of heraldry, balancing historical accuracy with artistic interpretation. Each illustration is a reflection of my passion for heraldic art, meticulously crafted to bring centuries-old traditions to life in a modern context.


Bibliographical reference of century XXI.

Author: Salmerón Cabañas, Antonio.

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Registration and coats of arms of the 2nd page

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Coats of arms of the pages 3 and 4

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Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Salmerón Cabañas, A.; 2017b

Coat of arms and heraldic creation, January 2017 - November 2017

Antonio Salmerón Cabañas, «Coat of arms and heraldic creation between January 2017 and November 2017», paintings registered in the Intellectual Property Registry of Madrid, 116 pages with 474 color illustrations of coats of arms and other heraldic objects, request code M-008097/2017, Madrid, 18th of December of 2017.

In this collection, I showcase a range of my unique heraldic designs, each embodying a distinct narrative and artistic vision. My works demonstrate my expertise in blending traditional heraldry with contemporary aesthetics, highlighting my commitment to preserving the artistry of heraldry while infusing it with modern creativity.


Bibliographical reference of century XXI.

The author is Salmerón Cabañas, Antonio.

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Registration and coats of arms of the 2nd page

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Coat of arms of the pages 113 and 114

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Coat of arms of the pages 115 and 116

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Salmerón Cabañas, A.; 2020j

Antonio Salmerón Cabañas, «Heraldry of all Grand Masters», Templar Circle Digital Magazine of the O.T.H. of the Kingdom of Spain, pages 14 and 15, year 2, number 26, Cordoba, October of 2020.

Or, six annulets Gules, 3, 2, and 1. Behind the shield an eight-pointed cross patty Gules.

Or, six annulets Gules, 3, 2, and 1. Behind the shield an eight-pointed cross patty Gules.

Knights Templar, Grand Master number 17

I have had the honour of writing this article about Philippe de Milly and his coat of arms within a series of 23 articles about the heraldry of the Grand Masters of the Temple.


Bibliographical reference of century XXI.

Classification: Article, Castilian language and Black and white and color illustrations.

The author is Salmerón Cabañas, Antonio.

Internal resources: 20201031.CirculoTemplarioRevista.26.Asc.pdf edition in PDF format.


Classification: Religious, Military, Knights Templar, Interpreted, Doctor, Article, Castilian language and Black and white and color illustrations.

Bearer: Milly, Philippe de.

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Salmerón Cabañas, A.; 2021a

Antonio Salmerón Cabañas, «Heraldry of all Grand Masters», Templar Circle Digital Magazine of the O.T.H. of the Kingdom of Spain, pages 27 and 28, year 2, number 29, Cordoba, February of 2020.

Barry of four per pale counterchanged Or and Gules. Behind the shield a cross patty Gules.

Barry of four per pale counterchanged Or and Gules. Behind the shield a cross patty Gules.

Knights Templar, Grand Master number 06

I have had the honour of writing this article about Bertrand de Blanchefort and his coat of arms within a series of 23 articles about the heraldry of the Grand Masters of the Temple.


Bibliographical reference of century XXI.

Classification: Article, Castilian language and Black and white and color illustrations.

Author: Salmerón Cabañas, Antonio.

Internal resources: 20210214.CirculoTemplarioRevista.29.pdf edition in PDF format.


Classification: Religious, Military, Knights Templar, Interpreted, Doctor, Article, Castilian language and Black and white and color illustrations.

Bearer: Blanchefort, Bertrand de.

Separador heráldico
Escudo de Castilla y León Libro abierto, hojas de plata, filo de oro, guardas de gules, tapas de sable.

Salmerón Cabañas, A.; 2024a

Coat of arms and heraldic creation, December 2017 - December 2023

Antonio Salmerón Cabañas, «Coat of arms and heraldic creation between December 2017 and December 2023», paintings registered in the Intellectual Property Registry of Madrid, 72 pages with 237 color illustrations of coats of arms, insignias, banners, step-by-step schemes for the creation of coats of arms, decorations and collars of chivalric orders, and design of certificates.

In this extensive six-year compilation, I have meticulously selected works that represent my heraldic artistry. This period allowed me to delve deeper into the intricacies of heraldic design, culminating in a collection that not only showcases my growth as an artist but also the evolution and diversity of heraldic traditions.


Bibliographical reference of century XXI.

The author is Salmerón Cabañas, Antonio.

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The Armorial Register, 2015-2023

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The arms of Yannick Beuvelet emblazoned by me certified and registered by the Armorial Register.

From 2015 to 2023, armigers of twelve coats of arms emblazoned by me have chosen to register their heraldic achievements in The Armorial Register - International Register of Arms, located in Regent Villa, England, a renowned armorial registry directed by Martin S. J. Goldstraw.

This signifies that my artwork is represented in twelve entries within this prestigious international heraldic archive.

In the image the arms of Yannick Beuvelet emblazoned by me certified and registered by the Armorial Register.


Categories: Armorial roll, Griffin, Armed, Beaked, Bordure, Galero and Doctor.

External resource:

Root: The Armorial Register.

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University degrees

I hold a PhD cum laude, a Masters degree, a Specialization and an Academic Grade from four different universities:

  • Doctor and Graduate by the Technical University of Madrid (UPM),
  • Master by the IESE at the University of Navarra (UNAV),
  • University Specialist by the Department of Private Law of the University of Burgos (UBU), and
  • University Graduated by the Catholic University San Antonio.
A tree, from freehand drawing and tincture to the final result
 

Dr. Antonio Salmerón y Cabañas,
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Paseo de la Castellana 135, 7th floor,
28046 Madrid, Spain.