Market day Santiago Chimaltenango. Canvas 14" x 18"

ART by William Kalwick Jr.

March 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – April 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
La Antigua, La Antigua Galería de Arte
5a. avenida norte #29 (near de Arch)

Rostros y Trajes del Altiplano Guatemalteco William Kalwick Jr. Solo exhibition

La Antigua Galería de Arte is proud to present “Rostros y Trajes del Altiplano Guatemalteco” (Portraits and Costumes from the Guatemalan Highlands, a solo exhibition by Northamerican artist William Kalwick Jr.

The exhibit opens Saturday March 30th at La Antigua Galería de Arte, 5a. Avenida Norte #29, La Antigua Guatemala, by the arch. From 4pm to 7pm. It will be open until April 30th , 2019.

Don´t miss the opportunity of meeting the artist, he will be present at the opening!

Art by William Kalwick Jr.
Portrait by William Kalwick Jr. Canvas 20″ x 24″

“I have been painting in Guatemala for almost thirty years. Depicting the indigenous people and customs from different linguistic groups and areas. Over my time in Guatemala I have produced hundreds of paintings. I also have had several exhibitions in Guatemala, including two sponsored by the U.S. embassy at the Museo Ixchel in Guatemala City.

I studied at the Art Students League in New York City. Following my time in N.Y. I spent time in Europe, studying and traveling. Returning to Houston to apprentice with well know portrait painter Lajos Markos for six years.

Guatemala has been a major inspiration for my art. I have spent a lot of time there traveling and painting. Meeting people and hearing their stories. I have been fascinated by the culture and have seen many customs disappear. Every village in the western highlands had at one time a distinctive dress that has been slowing disregarded for modern clothing. I feel privileged that I was able to capture on canvas this culture before it has become part of the homogeneous dress and culture of the modern world.

A large part of my art in depicting the indigenous people of Guatemalan. I create oil paintings. My style reflects my art education. I was taught in a traditional representational style. I wanted my art work to show and document the time in which I lived of the indigenous people of Guatemala. In years from now these paintings that I have created will show something that has disappeared forever. I have spent my entire life painting, it has been my passion.

I am never lonely creating my artwork, but I do enjoy painting with other artists. I go to a painting session every week where we paint from live models. I also go out and paint with a group of outdoor painters to paint landscapes.”

William Kalwick Jr. – March, 2019

SAT-MAR 30, 4pm to 7pm
It will be open until April 30th, 2019

La Antigua Galería de Arte
5a. Avenida Norte #29, La Antigua Guatemala, by the arch.

Every day from 9am to 7pm

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