Andres Castellanos was born and raised in Madrid, Spain, in 1956. He has a Bachelors and Doctorate degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid. Living in Madrid allowed Castellanos to visit the world famous Prado Museum where he became an official copyist for the museum for 4 years. During this time he gained the opportunity to learn from the great masters, painters such as Velazquez, Goya and Rubens were of great influence.
When he was just twenty years of age Castellanos was commissioned by the Army Ministry to paint a portrait of the King Juan Carlos I. From then on he began to gain recognition; in 1985 he had much success with his painting ‘Bus Stop’. He won a number of awards including the Antonio Rincon National Award and the Penagos Drawing Award and was published in many journals within the Spanish art scene.
Throughout his career Castellanos has worked with many well established galleries in Spain and has collaborated with many galleries across the U.S.
He is represented in major collections throughout Spain (Museum MEAM), the United States, Greece and many other European countries.