|Reclining Figure, Angel Botello--the warmth of Gauguin, the style of Picasso.|
(Apparently a very modest man;
he painted no self-portraits
and left but one photo of his
|3 Young Girls, Angel Botello, a|
favorite subject, a favorite style.
Botello was one of six children born to a Spanish businessman in the fish canning industry. When the family went broke in the 1920s, they moved to the Bordeaux region of France. Angel's mother wanted him to become a farmer but having come of age in a country where architecture was valued as perhaps the greatest of the fine arts, the boy (and his younger brother too) insisted upon studying art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. It was apparently a good choice, they both graduated with honors in painting, drawing, and modeling (French for sculpture). From there, in 1935, Botello moved back to Spain to study at the San Fernando Academy in Madrid. He would seem to have been an aspiring, talented, hardworking young artist with a promising future.
|Haitian Landscape, 1950, Angelo Botello, in the spirit of Gauguin.|
|Playa, Angel Botello|
|Toro, Angelo Botello--what could be |
|Nina Jugando, Angel Botello.|
He had three daughters.