Oil painting on stretched canvas measuring 12 x 16 inches, framed
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 12 x 16 inches, stretched and framed. Overall size is 16 x 20 inches with the frame. Signed "Antonio Coche Mendoza" in the lower right corner. The painting depicts a typical night market scene in the Maya towns around Lake Atitlan. It was painted ca. 2011. The images below are of the entire painting, followed by close-up photo of the central part. After that are photos of the Mendoza gallery in San Juan and of Antonio and his wife Angelina in their sales room.