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Painter and sculptor, Angel Botello was born in 1913 in the small town of Cangas de Morrazo in Galicia, Spain. He moved to Bordeaux, France with his family in the 20's and lived there until 1935. While in France, Botello studied during four years at the School of Fine Arts where he graduated with honor. Then, he moved to Spain where he applied and was accepted at the School of Art of the San Fernando Academy.

The civil war started which made him leave his studies and join the army as a cartographer. He eventually returned to France to meet with his family that was in a refugee camp. They decided to leave Europe and move to the Dominican Republic where he was warmly received. 

The community of Dominican artists included him as one of their own, and many of the paintings created at this time were presented at the "Latin American Art Exposition" at the Riverside Museum in 1940. During that year, the Botello family traveled to Cuba where they stayed during eight months. Upon their return to Santo Domingo, his paintings were noted by the Peruvian ambassador there who invited Botello to show them in Port-au-Prince, Haití in 1944. There Botello met Christiane who became his wife. 

For ten years they lived in Haití until the couple moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1953, they opened their first art gallery at the Caribe Hilton Hotel. Botello stated that the light and bright colors of the tropics opened a new world for him and stimulated his creativity. During the 1960's his work became more personal as it was enriched by his new and favorite theme of his three children. The deep love that he felt for his children and his family is reflected in his later work, paintings and sculptures.

Botello spent the last decades of his life in Puerto Rico, always producing. It was this bright spirit of the islands that captured the artist until his death in 1986. He left behind a legacy of oil painting, linocuts, lithographs, silk screens and sculptures.

Biography from the Archives of AskART



Born June 20, 1913 in Galicia, Spain

Moved to Bordeaux, France and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts

Moved to Spain received scholarship at the School of Art of the San Fernando Academy in madrid

Joined the Republican Army as a cartographer during the Spanish Civil War

Moved to France and then the Dominican Republic

Traveled to Cuba

Moved to Haiti

Moved to Puerto Rico and opened gallery at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan

Traveled to Ravena Italy

Died November 11, 1986 in San Juan, Puerto Rico


"Diaspora," Fundacion Luis Seoane, Coruna, Spain 

"Diaspora," MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Italy

La Galerie Des Serbes Cannes, France 

Nahan Galleries Art Expo, Washington DC and New York

Ponce Museum of Art, Puerto Rico

Pratt Institute, Exxon Exhibition



Hakone Art Museum, Hakone, Japan
Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Fresno Art Institute, Fresno, California
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Hispanic Museum, New York