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Alberto Vargas


Who is Alberto Vargas?

Alberto Vargas was a noted Peruvian painter of pin-up girls. 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.


Alberto Vargas is a fictional character from the 2005 war, drama, adventure film Blessed by fire.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Peru (2017)

by Peter F. Klarén

Alberto Vargas, who was born in Arequipa, became famous in the 1940s in the United States with the creation of the “Vargas Girls.” These were stylized illustrations portraying the “typical American girl” that appeared in major U.S. fashion magazines. At the same time, Vargas's pinups of luscious, full-bosomed women appeared on ...

Google previewMexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic [2 volumes] (2012)

An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic by Ana Paula Ambrosi, Silvia D. Zárate, Alex M. Saragoza

Long-Solís, Janet, and Luis Alberto Vargas. 2005. Food Culture in Mexico. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Youman, Becky, and Bryan Estep. 2005. Liquid Mexico: Festive Spirits, Tequila Culture, and the Infamous Worm. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry (2017)

by Francesca Sterlacci, Joanne Arbuckle

During the 1940s, the magazine featured the famous “Varga Girls,” centerfold illustrations by pinup artist Alberto Vargas. Esquire also is known for its “Dubious Achievement Awards,” which poke fun at news events of ...

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