Juan Suárez Botas
|Juan Suárez Botas|
April 3, 1958|
|Died||24 August 1992
Manhattan, New York City
|Cause of death||AIDS|
|Occupation||Illustrator, film director|
Juan Suárez Botas (3 April 1958 – 24 August 1992) was an illustrator and film maker. His illustrations appeared on the covers of Time, Fortune, U.S. News & World Report and other magazines. His drawings appeared in The New York Times, Vogue and other publications.
Botas moved to the United States from Spain in 1977. He studied at Syracuse University and studied and worked with the graphic designer Milton Glaser. He died of AIDS in August 1992. He was directing a documentary about his AIDS treatment group at the time of his death, which was released as One Foot on a Banana Peel, the Other Foot in the Grave: Secrets from the Dolly Madison Room. He was a friend of The Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme and his illness and treatment for AIDS were a major influence on Demme's decision to make the film Philadelphia.
- David Fear; Ryan Reed (April 26, 2017). "Jonathan Demme, Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia director, dead at 73". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 26, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
- "Obituary: Juan Suarez Botas; Illustrator, 34". The New York Times. 28 August 1992. Archived from the original on 24 October 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
- Juan Suárez Botas on IMDb
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