Angel Botello “The Dead Also Eat” Painting 1948

Angel Botello y Barros (Spanish/Puerto Rican, 1913-1986). Oil on canvas laid board titled “The Dead Also Eat,” depicting four figures, 1948. The figure in red raises her hands above her head and three younger figures in blue offer oranges toward her. A dog and a raven sit along either side of the figure. A stylized undulating landscape flows through the background. Likely painted while he was in Haiti. Signed “A. Botello Barros” and dated along the lower right. This painting was featured on the cover of a medical journal in April 1951. We are grateful to Juan Botello for his assistance in cataloguing and confirming the authenticity of this work. Sight; height: 25 1/4 in x width: 24 1/2 in. Framed; height: 31 1/2 in x width: 31 in.