Guillo Pérez: Dominican Artist

Guillermo Esteban Pérez Chacón, born March 3, 1926, in Moca, Dominican Republic, and died on March 9, 2014 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

A painter known for his many styles and colorful themes. He first studied music and religion at the Catholic Seminary of Santo Cerro in La Vega.

Pérez studied painting under the guidance of another renowned Dominican artist, Yoryi Morel, at the School of Fine Arts of Santiago, graduating in 1950 and appointed as a professor in 1952.

In 1960, he was a founder and professor at the National School of Fine Arts of La Vega. In 1970, Pérez became the director and professor at the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo.

Carretas y bueyes by Guillo Pérez - 1976
Since the 1950s, Guillo Pérez has participated in many national and international competitions, receiving many awards and acknowledgements throughout his lifetime.

His exhibitions have crossed the oceans to many countries around the world, such as; Panamá, Honduras, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Brasil, Uruguay, Argentina, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, México, United States (New York, Miami, Washington, Boston), Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Israel.

In 1986, he founded the Guillo Pérez Art School in Santo Domingo, with a goal to encourage art and Dominican culture, as well as to promote new artists.

The legacy of Guillo Pérez continues through the Guillo Pérez Art School, which has long been directed by Willy Perez, son of Guillo Pérez, and a well known and respected artist as well.

The family legacy continues with artist Gabrielle Pérez, daughter of Willy Pérez.

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