Alberto Vargas Pin Up Art

| April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

alberto vargas pin up art

Alberto Vargas Pin Up Art

From the time Esquire first introduced America to the Varga Girl in 1940, the name Vargas has been synonymous with pin up and glamour art. In fact, the word "Vargas" has been applied to almost every kind of pin up subject, a fitting tribute to the most famous and prolific glamour artist of all time.

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Born February 9, 1896, in Peru, Alberto Vargas was the son of a renowned photographer, Max Vargas, who had taught him how to use an airbrush by the time he was thirteen. In 1 911, while accompanying Max on a trip to Paris, Alberto came upon the famous magazine La Vie Parisienne, and its sensuous front covers by Raphael Kirchner made a lasting impression on him. He studied in Zurich and Geneva before leaving Europe because of the war and arriving on Ellis Island in October 1916.

Check out The Pin Up Files for a great resource on the work of Alberto Vargas Pin Ups.

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