Ángel Botello was a Spanish-Puerto Rican painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. Dubbed “The Caribbean Gauguin” for his focus on Caribbean women and his use of bold colors. He was a pioneer of Puerto Rico’s local art scene by opening the island’s first gallery. His love of family and especially children is evident in his work. He worked up to his death, creating 22 bronze sculptures in his last year alone. He never used assistants. All three of the pieces at Sunset River Gallery were bought by our owner. “Niño con Caballito” remained unframed for decades before coming to the gallery and came to us through Sotheby’s, as did “Reclining Girl”. While “Seated Child” came to the gallery through Doyle Auctions in NY.