The Paintings of
Juan Sisay
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Juan Sisay "Cofrade"
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Thanks to the help of many individuals who own paintings by Juan Sisay, I have finally collected enough photographs of paintings by Juan Sisay that a person can readily see his style. The first set of paintings were done entirely by Juan Sisay. He painted for about fifty years starting before 1950 and continuing until his death in 1989. The second set of paintings were signed by Sisay as his work, but they were probably done, except for the signature, entirely by his assistants under his supervision. Sisay marketed the paintings as his work, but few, if any, of the buyers realized that they were not done by him.
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1a. Juan Sisay: Curandero, Sololá (Healer, Sololá). 1963, 10"h. x 12"w. Collection of Peter and Jane Bomba. cat. SISAY-002
1b. Juan Sisay: Musicos, San Antonio Palopó (Musicians, San Antonio Palopó). Third quarter 20th century, 10"h. x 12"w. cat. SIS-017
1c. Juan Sisay: Maximón afuera de la Iglesia (Maximón outside the church). Third quarter 20th century, 10"h. x 12"w. Collection Nathaniel Tarn. cat. SIS-017
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2a. Juan Sisay: San Antonio Palopó.  Last quarter 20th century, 10"h. x 12"w.  cat. SISAY-008
2b. Juan Sisay: Atol (A hot drink made from grain).  Third quarter 20th century, 10"h. x 12"w. Collection of Peter and Jane Bomba. cat. SISAY-006
2c. Juan Sisay: Procesión Maximón (Procession of Maximón). Third quarter 20th century, 10"h. x 12"w. Collection Nathaniel Tarn. cat. SIS-017
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3a. Juan Sisay: Divinación, Chichicastenango. Third quarter 20th century, 10"h. x 12"w. cat. SIS-016
3b. Juan Sisay: Peregrinacion a Esquipulas (Pilgrimage to Esquipulas). 1967, 21"h. x 25"w. Collection Fairlee Winfield, Scottsdale Arizona. cat. SIS-004
3c. Juan Sisay: Santiago Atitlán.1951, 19"h. x 25"w. Collection David Mendelson. cat. SIS-008
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4a. Juan Sisay: Chichicastenango. Third quarter 20th century, 10"h. x 12"w. cat. SIS-019
4b. Juan Sisay: Plaza. Third quarter 20th century, 10"h. x 12"w. cat. SIS-018
4c. Juan Sisay: Pareja de Atitlán (Couple of Atitlán). Tempera on paper. Mid 20th century, 10"h. x 12"w. Collection of Peter and Jane Bomba. cat. SISAY-007
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5a. Juan Sisay: Cofrade (Cofradía member). Last quarter 20th century, 10"h. x 12"w. Collection of Arte Maya. cat. SISAY-001
5b. Juan Sisay: Maximón. Last half 20th century, 24"h. x 20"w. Collection of  Carole and Ron Doyle. cat. SISAY-010
5c. Juan Sisay: Maximón. Last half 20th century. cat. SISAY-009.
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6a. Juan Sisay: Hombre de Todos Santos (Man from Todos Santos). 1963,10"h. x 8"w. cat. SISAY-003
6b. Juan Sisay: Mujer de Santiago Atitlán (Woman from Santiago Atitlán). cat. SIS-003
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. The following paintings, although signed and sold by Juan Sisay, were almost certainly done, all or mainly, by his assistants Miguel Chavez and Manuel Reanda both of whom started painting with Sisay as teenagers.
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7a. Juan Sisay: Mercado de Ollas (Market of Earthenware). Third quarter twentieth century. Collection of Frank Landeros. cat. SIS-011.
7b. Juan Sisay: Mercado, Chichicastenango (Mercado, Chichicastenango) 1975, approx 4' x 5'
Collection Cynthia Mala, Director, North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission
7c. Juan Sisay: Mercado, Chichicastenango (Market, Chichicastenango). Ca. 1969, 20"h. x 24"w. Collection of Mike Baldwin. cat. SIS-014.
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8a. Juan Sisay (Miguel Chavez): Adoracion Maximón (Revering Maximón).1984, 20" x 28." Collection Maria Marta Herrera, San Francisco, CA. cat. SIS-001
8b. Juan Sisay: Divinación (Fortune Telling). Last half twentieth century. Collected by M. Trotter given to Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA. cat. SIS-020.
8c. Juan Sisay: Baile Mascarado (Masked Dance). Third quarter twentieth century. Collection of Frank Landeros cat. SIS-012.
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9a. Juan Sisay: Baile de Venado (Deer Dance). Third quarter twentieth century. Collection of Frank Landeros. cat. SIS-013.
9b. Juan Sisay: Cortando Café (Picking Coffee). Last half twentieth century. Collection of Eduardo Deleon. cat. SIS-024.
9c. Juan Sisay: Mercado, Atitlán (Market, Santiago Atitlán). Ca. 1969, 4'h. x 5'w. cat. SIS-007
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10a. Juan Sisay: Adoración de Maximón (Revering Maximón). Ca. 1969, 20"h. x 24"w. Collection of Mike Baldwin. cat. SIS-015
10b. Juan Sisay: Baile de Venado (Deer Dance). Last half twentieth century. Collected by M. Trotter given to Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA. cat. SIS-021.
10c. Juan Sisay: Tortiando (Making Tortillas). Ca. 1969, 20"h. x 24"w. Collection of Anne Marchant. cat. SIS-025.
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11a. Juan Sisay (Miguel Chavez): Autoretrato (Self portrait). 1989, 25"h. x 16"w.  cat. SISAY-005
11b. Juan Sisay: Pascual Abaj (Sacred Rock). Third quarter twentieth century. Collection of Frank Landeros. cat. SIS-010.
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