Manuel Botelho

Manuel Botelho was born in Lisbon in 1950. In 1977 he completes the Arquitecture course at ESBAL. Through a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation grant he studies at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London in 1983/85. Completes the Slade School post graduation course in 1987. Since 1977, when we had his first solo show, he has had numerous group and solo shows in renowned galleries, art centres and museums. He lives and works in Lisbon. His work is in various public collections in Portugal. "The artist´s work is connected to the vast 20th century expressionist programme: subjective and committed, narrative and programmatic, closely connecting drawing and colour, as well as aspects from art of the past and the present." João Pinharanda