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Spanish painter Antonio Montiel to reportedly paint a portrait of King Mohammed VI

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Spanish painter Antonio Montiel. / Ph. DR

Spanish painter Antonio Montiel is about to add a big name to the list of portraits he painted for royalties and celebrities from around the world. Indeed, the Malaga-born artist is expected to paint a portrait of King Mohammed VI, Spanish online newspaper Elespanol reports.

«I am very excited and proud of the opportunity the Royal Moroccan House has granted me», Montiel said. «I made portrays of many important people, from Fidel Castro, Carmen Cervera, Marisol to Isabel Pantoja, Rocio Jurado … and now, it is an honor to paint a portrait of King Mohammed VI of Morocco», he added.

In addition to all the distinguished people he painted, the Spanish painter’s recent work was exhibited, Friday, at the Buenavista Palace. It is the first official portrait of King Filepe VI of Spain that he started in January 2018 and finished in October 2019, the same source added.

Montiel is expected to «meet King Mohammed VI in November», he told the same source. «I still don’t know whether I will have to visit one of his palaces in Morocco or meet him at his Paris residence», he concluded.

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