The Malaga-born painter is often described as a portrait artist for royal families.
Rabat – Spanish painter Antonio Montiel said he is “very excited” to have an opportunity to paint a portrait f of King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
Spanish news outlet El Espanol reported on October 7 that the painter will add another portrait to his portfolio.
Montiel is often described as a “portrait painter for royal families,” El Espanol said.
The Malaga-born painted several portraits for royal figures, including Felipe VI of Spain, Sofia de Grecia, and Isabel II.
The Spanish news outlet said that he is “very excited and proud” to have the opportunity that the royal house of Morocco has given him.
He added, “I have painted many important people … and now this opportunity to paint King Mohammed VI of Morocco. It is an honor.”
“The first meeting with King Mohammed VI in person will be in November. What I still do not know is whether I will have to move to some of his palaces in Morocco or if we will do so at his residence in Paris,” said the painter.
El Espanol recalled that the last masterpiece by the painter, the first official portrait of King Felipe VI, was unveiled on Friday, October 4 in the Hall of Ambassadors of the Palace of Buenavista.
The painter began his studies at the Antonio Canete, a school of arts in Malaga in 1974
He participated in several competitions where he won prizes and awards for his work.
In 1992 he was elected to represent Spain at the Festival of Art of the Americas, held at the headquarters of Organization of American States in Washington, reads his biography.
“Queen Sofia received him in a private audience on the first day of 1997, congratulating him on the extraordinary portrait he made of her .”