Carlos Botelho or Bottelho Chaves, 1964 is a Portuguese painter and sculptor. He currently lives in Lisbon. He created the Monument to the Fireman.
Born in Chaves , district of Vila Real - Trás-os-montes - Portugal, in his childhood he study by the books of medicine of XVIII century of his grandfather and Phisician Martiniano Ferreira Botelho, fully illustrated with beautiful engravings, the taste for the complexity of the human anatomy, who drew in the summer vacations in Soutelo de Aguiar and would leave a mark. He remember Lereno the primary teacher and brother of Nadir Afonso a famous Portuguese painter, who much contributed to stimulate him in the ways of the art. The proximity of the Industry of brick and the adobe, the workshops of the arts of forges and the iron, the Arquitectural Ateliers where drew and of the music that always folloied had been very fluencing.
At the age of sixteen he show for the first time, Drawings and Paintings in the Museum of the City Chaves with the support of the City council. He made secondary studies that interrupted for in existence of compatible graduation with his vocation, having opted by law… not so right as he should as a local newpaper wrote! At 2006 he continues his graduation at the Lusofona University of Humanities and Technologies, the course of "Sciences of Comunication and Culture" - and the specialization of Cultural Management.
At the age of seventeen, his intense activity, the personality, the discovery and magic of Lisbon have seduced him. At the AR.CO - Center of Art's and Visual Communication - studies Drawing and Painting with Costa Cabral and Rogério Ribeiro orientation, two references in Portuguese contemporary arts.
* In Lisbon among others he executed: Scenographic, decoration of the Pavilion of the Guiné-Bissau in Expo' 98, painted large advertisement canvas for cinema, produced the works for the commemoration of the of Fernando Pessoa centenary birth, Artistic Drawing and Advertising executive, Posters, Announcements, Displays, Interiors, Publishing graphic Design and illustration. Graphical, Creative and ilustrator of the magazines: 'People and Trips', 'Africa Today', 'Communication between Freemasons', 'between columns'.
* Exhibitions in the Palace of the Coruchéus, Gallery B' Art, Gallery of Art Bairro Alto, Cultural Association Spectemur Agendo, Painting in the Club of Plastic Arts - CNAP among others. Repre