Pedro Salgado (Lisboa, 1960) is a marine biologist (Univ. Lisbon, 1984) and a scientific illustrator (Univ. California, Santa Cruz, 1989 – Fulbright fellow).
His pen-and-ink fish illustrations were awarded in 1990, 92, 94, 95, 96 and 2000 in the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators International Conferences and the World Congress of Biomedical Communications and National Geographic Magazine, USA in 2003.
He was the author of the illustrations and text for the EXPO'98 wall calendars (95 and 96), the commemorative stamps for the International Year of the Oceans (1997-98).
Since 1998, he illustrated and designed many other series of stamps on Nature subjects for Portugal, Angola and Guine.
Since 1995 he has been illustrating fish for the Lisbon Oceanarium.
During the past 20 years he taught over one hundred scientific illustration workshops, courses and talks at several universities, museums and other institutions of Portugal, Spain, Mozambique and USA.
In 2000 he served as Chairman and General Coordinator of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators International Conference, Portugal.
He is currently a Professor at the University of Fine Arts, Lisbon (Drawing Master's degree, FBAUL), and at the School of Arts, Oporto (Illustration Master’s degree, ESAP)
He is also the Director of the Science Illustration program at the I.A.O., Univ. Autonoma de Lisboa.
He works as a freelancer.