Angel Botello  (Puerto Rican, 1913-1986) 

Angel Botello (Puerto Rican/Spanish, 1913–1986) was a painter, sculptor, and graphic artist who was hailed as “The Caribbean Gauguin” during his lifetime. A master of many media, Botello was influenced by powerful figures, including Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884–1920), and Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903). Botello was born in Galicia, Spain, and later moved to France where he attended the École des Beaux-Arts. In 1935, Botello returned to Spain where he was accepted to the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.

Following the Spanish Civil War, Botello left Europe and moved to the Dominican Republic, and spent the next few years traveling throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. While living in Haiti, Botello became a well-known landscape painter, as well as an expert woodworker.

In 1953, Botello moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he opened an art gallery in the Caribe Hilton Hotel, and later in Old San Juan. During his 33 years in Puerto Rico, Botello’s work showed strong figurative and surrealistic influences, developing a distinctive style that became known as the "Botellian Style."

Angel Botello died in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1986, leaving behind an impressive legacy of oil paintings, lithographs, linocuts, serigraphs, and bronze sculptures.

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Angel Botello, Las Ninas


Angel Botello
Las Ninas

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Angel Botello, Untitled


Angel Botello
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Angel Botello, Bouquet


Angel Botello
circa 1980

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Angel Botello, untitled


Angel Botello
Galerie Rienzo
Angel Botello, Nina con Triciclo


Angel Botello
Nina con Triciclo
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Angel Botello, Niña peinandose (Sentada)


Angel Botello
Niña peinandose (Sentada)


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Angel Botello, Reclining Nude


Angel Botello
Reclining Nude
oil on panel


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Angel Botello, OF


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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
2005   "Diaspora," Fundacion Luis Seoane, Coruna, Spain
"Diaspora: 10 artistas gallegos en el exilio latinoamericano," MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo, Italy
1990   Christie's, London
1987   La Galerie Des Serbes Cannes, France
Sotheby's New York, NY
1980   Nahan Galleries Art Expo, Washington DC and New York
1977   Ponce Museum of Art, Puerto Rico
1972   Pratt Institute, Exxon Exhibition
  Hakone Art Museum, Hakone, Japan
  Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
  Fresno Art Institute, Fresno, California
  Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
  George Washington University, Washington, DC
  Hispanic Museum, New York