Inspirations: Alberto Vargas


Alberto Vargas is considered the best pinup painter. Peruvian born and son of a photographer, he studied art in Europe and soon after migrated to the U.S. in 1916.

He started work for movie studios, and after World War II he became known as the creator of the era of pin-ups. Much of his work was favored by magazines such as Playboy and Esquire.



Vargas’ illustrations and paintings are classically done. Soft brush strokes,beautiful women and the iconic tease poses. Vargas is a true inspiration. He set the foundation of the pin-up culture. Defining the movement for sexual expression during a progressive era.





I admire his passion and respect of the female as his consistent muse. Vargas will always be an inspiration to me because he gave us the image of the pinup girl.