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  In 1990 Guillermo Nicolas Chac Perez began taking lessons from Matias Gonzalez Chavajay. He immediately showed promise. Within a couple of years was earning his living as an artist. In march of 2000, he took about twenty paintings he had done to Diego Puzul who ran the Arco  Iris (Rainbow) Gallery in San Pedro. Nicolas was twenty seven years old, and excitedly told Diego Puzul that he and the mother of his child had decided to marry. With some of the money he earned from the sale of the paintings, he left early the next morning to go to Guatemala City to buy more paints and brushes. The sun had not risen and a fog covered the mountains between Los Encuentros and Tecpan. The bus from San Pedro collided with another bus from Guatemala City killing 23 people, the worst accident that year in Guatemala. The majority of those people were from San Pedro, including  Guillermo Nicolas Chac Perez and the sister of Diego Puzul and her two youngest children.

Diego put these paintings aside, the last paintings done by Guillermo Nicolas Chac Perez. When Hurricane Stan went through Guatemala in November of 2005, causing mudslides and an estimated 800 deaths in nearby Santiago Atitlan, the room where Diego Puzul had stored these paintings was flooded and they barely escaped being ruined. Then in December of 2005 Diego Puzul came down with Meningitis and suddenly died. He was 36 years old. The day he died he told his family that he wanted to entrust these paintings to me. After these  paintings are sold there will be no more. Of the seventeen paintings I started out with, only six remain.

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Cortando  Café, Santiago Atitlán
(Picking Coffee, Santiago Atitlán)

11" x 9"
SOLD
Cortando Algodon
(Picking Cotton)

11" x 9"
SOLD: 12/02/07
Aguacate
(Avacados)

11" x 9"
SOLD: 12/05/07
Cosas a Vender
(Things to Sell)

11" x 9"
SOLD: 12/05/07
Cortando Café
(Picking Coffee)

9" x 11"
SOLD: 12/08/07
Corte de Café
(Coffee Pick)

9" x 11"
SOLD: 12/02/07
 
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