Born in England in 1946,
Michael John Angel emigrated to Canada in 1961, and moved to Italy
at the beginning of 1989. In the late 1960s, he studied in Florence
with the renowned Pietro Annigoni, who introduced him to the
techniques of the old masters. Mr. Angel is now regarded as one of
the foremost figurative painters, and his paintings and portraits
hang in both public and private collections on both sides of the
Atlantic. While he has few peers in portrait painting, where his
commissions read like a Who’s Who of corporate North America, Mr.
Angel’s real passion is painting myths and allegories. Since the
1980s, he has been concentrating on these, painting murals and
altarpieces in a number of churches and villas in Italy and for
private collections in the USA.