He is often considered one of the most famous of the pin-up artists. Numerous Vargas paintings have sold and continue to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. While he was in Europe he came upon the French magazine La Vie Parisienne , with a cover by Raphael Kirchner , which he said was a great influence on his work. His early career in New York included work as an artist for the Ziegfeld Follies and for many Hollywood studios.
Alberto Vargas 9 February — 30 December was a noted painter of pin-up girls and erotica. The poster is frequently named one of the greatest movie posters ever made. Pingback: The great Alberto Vargas « Erotixx photoblog. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
Alberto Vargas may be the most famous painter of modern pin-up art. Vargas was born in Peru in , the son of a photographer. He spent the first 15 years of his life in his homeland before traveling to Europe to study art. It was during this time that the young Vargas came across a French magazine and was captivated by its cover artwork done by Raphael Kirchner.
Vargas was painting in a store window in May when he was asked by a representative of the Ziegfeld Follies to show his work the next day to Mr Ziegfeld Born 9 February 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 , 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.