There’s something in the air around Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. The region, one where people from different groups of indigenous Maya live, has a knack for producing exceptional painters.
Those artists never went to art school. They are self-taught painters who began emerging during the mid-20th century and passed on their know-how to other painters who sprung up in the region.
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