Alberto Vargas is remembered as a highly regarded artist who specialized in painting beautiful women. His most familiar and popular work is in the form of pin-up art featuring his "Varga Girls. He went on to Hollywood to work for the major motion picture studios on set design as well as painting portraits of numerous movie stars of the s. Those included starlets such as the legendary Greta Garbo and Hedy Lamar.
Alberto Vargas 9 February - 30 December was a noted painter of pin-up girls and erotica. He was the son of famous Peruvian photographer Carlos Vargas. His early career included work as an artist for the Ziegfeld Follies and for many Hollywood studios. Vargas' most famous piece of film work was that for the film The Sin of Nora Moran, which shows a near-naked Zita Johann in a pose of desperation. The poster is frequently named one of the greatest movie posters ever made. His work was typically a combination of watercolor and airbrush.
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Alberto Vargas was born in the city of Arequipa, Peru, on February 9, No one could have predicted that a humble son from a remote Andean town would create a legacy that both shaped and reflected the ideals of American beauty in the 20th century. His graceful, subtly-detailed paintings and portraits helped define the iconic image of the "pin-up" girl, cemented his name in the world of art, Hollywood and pop-culture, and continues to influence subsequent generations of artists.