(1896 - 1982)
Alberto Vargas was active/lived in New York, California. Alberto Vargas is known for pin-up girl illustrations.
Biography Alberto Vargas
Alberto Vargas (1896-1982) was born in Arequipa, Peru, in 1896, the son
of a successful photographer, and was educated in Switzerland.
Arriving in New York in 1916, he was determined to stay in America and
pursue what became an illustrious career.
His name has become synonymous with pin-up girls, but in the early 1940s, he was just a guy hired by Esquire
magazine to imitate departed star George Petty, who bolted over
pay. Vargas initially aped Petty's sleek women with their
telephone posing and large-hat lounging; soon, however, his own
distinctive, delicate watercolor style emerged. His wide-eyed
wonder- women rivaled Betty Grable as the ultimate pin-up girl of World
Vargas, who signe
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