Angel Botello

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Angel Botello. 

Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com

 

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

 

Timeline

1913          Born June 20, 1913 in Galicia, Spain
1920–1935 Moved to Bordeaux, France and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts
1935          Moved to Spain received scholarship at the School of Art of the San Fernando Academy in madrid
1936–1939 joined the Republican Army as a cartographer during the Spanish Civil War
1939          Moved to France and then the Dominican Republic
1940          Traveled to Cuba
1944–1953 Moved to Haiti
1953          Moved to Puerto Rico and opened gallery at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan
1959          Traveled to Ravena Italy
1986          Died November 11, 1986 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Exhibitions

2005          "Diaspora," Fundacion Luis Seoane, Coruna, Spain 
                  "Diaspora," MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Italy

1987            La Galerie Des Serbes Cannes, France 

1980            Nahan Galleries Art Expo, Washington DC and New York
1977            Ponce Museum of Art, Puerto Rico
1972            Pratt Institute, Exxon Exhibition

 

Permanent Collections

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