Oil painting on stretched canvas measuring 20 x 24 inches
Antonio Coche Mendoza was born in the Tzutujil Maya village of San Juan la Laguna on Lake Atitlan in March of 1968. He began to draw with crayons and tempera on paper at age 7, and in 1980 began to paint in oil on canvas. He was the first person to paint in this popular art style in San Juan. He has exhibited widely both in Guatemala and in galleries outside the country, where he has gained numerous awards. He is represented in the UNESCO book titled Arte Naif -- Guatemala, published in 1998. Two different paintings by Antonio Coche are pictured in that book.
Oil painting on canvas measuring 20 x 24 inches, stretched but not framed. Signed "Antonio Coche M." in the lower right corner, titled "Mercado de Chichicastenango" in the lower left. The painting depicts a typical market scene in the Maya town of Chichicastenango, with the church in the background. It was painted ca. 2010. The images below are of the entire painting, followed by close-up photos of different parts. After that are photos of the Mendoza gallery in San Juan and of Antonio and his wife Angelina in their sales room.