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Angel Botello (Barros) (Puerto Rico/Haiti/Spain, 1913-1986) modernist signed colored linoleum cut print on paper depicting a crowned figure atop a donkey, the figure pointing upwards to a star, rendered in bright, bold colors. Pencil signed "Botello" lower right, numbered 5/50 lower left and initialed NA upper left. Housed in a modern black frame with cream matte. Plate: 11 1/8" H x 15" W. Sight: 11 5/8" H x 15 1/2" W. Framed: 20 1/4" H x 24 3/8" W. Biography: Sometimes referred to as "The Caribbean Gaugin" for his use of bold colors and depictions of island life, Angel Botello Barros, later known simply as Angel Botello, was born in Galicia, Spain. He moved to Bordeaux, France with his family in the 1920s and studied for four years at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1935 he returned to Spain to study at the Academia de Bellas artes de San Fernando in Madrid. The Spanish Civil War disrupted his life and education. He joined the army as a cartographer, and eventually was reunited with his family in France in a refugee camp. They resettled in the Dominican Republic, where Botello's career flourished. Many of his paintings created at this time were presented at the Latin American Art Exposition at the Riverside Museum in 1940. His paintings gained the attention of the Peruvian ambassador, who invited Botello to show them in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1944. There Botello met his future wife, Christiane. The couple lived in Haiti for about ten years until the 1950's when they moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1953, they opened an art gallery at the Caribe Hilton Hotel. (source: AskArt, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico). The Estate of Elizabeth Chalfant, Nashville, TN. Condition: Overall very good condition.