Botello Barros, Ángel

Cangas do Morrazo (Pontevedra) 1913 – San Juan (Porto Rico), 1986. Artist.

He studied art in Bordeaux and Madrid. During the war he was in the 5th Regiment commanded by Lister, where he prepared cartographic plans. After the war he fled to France and, in June 1939, embarked for the Caribbean on the steamer De la Salle. He remained for a short time in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. In 1942 he went to Havana where he stayed for almost a year. Then, in 1948, settled in Puerto Rico he taught at the “Academy of Art of Edna Coll”. In 1950 he moved to New York where he lived for three years. He later returned to Puerto Rico where he settled permanently and opened the “Las Antillas” gallery at the Caribe Hilton Hotel.

(Information directly taken from the “Repertorio biobibliográfico do exilio galego”, Consello da Cultura Galega).