Alberto Vargas

Peruvian pin-up artist (1896-1982)

Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez (9 February 1896 – 30 December 1982), better known as Alberto Vargas, was a Peruvian-born painter, best known for his pin-up paintings of beautiful women. In the 1930s he became famous for movie posters. In the 1940s and 1950s he painted for Esquire Magazine and in the 1960s and 1970s for Playboy.

A painting of Alberto's, Varga Girl, was put on the Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. She is pictured in the upper right-hand corner (next to Richard Menkin, the man in the hat).