Portrait Of Anna Sten by Alberto Vargas
Portrait Of Anna Sten by Alberto Vargas

Portrait Of Anna Sten

Portrait Of Anna Sten c1934 by Peruvian Artist Alberto Vargas (1896 – 1982); for his alluring and exquisite pin-up girl art and considered to be the most famous of the pin-up artist genre.

This is a portait of the beautiful blonde Ukranian born American actress Anna Sten (Anna Petrovna Fesak 1908 – 1993); in a pose from the pre-code era movie Nana, produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

Anna sitting in a high back chair resting her right arm on the back of the chair holding a lighted cigarette between her index and middle finger of her right hand.

She is wearing a wine red jacket (possibly a bolero jacket) and an evening dress with a large buckle sash that has 5 large metallic orbs.

On her head she is wearing a wine red hat that is adorned with blue, red and orange flowers; with the complete attire making her a picture of 1930s fashion elegance.

Portrait Of Anna Sten is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Info Below From Wikipedia.org

Born in Arequipa, Peru, he was the son of noted Peruvian photographer Max T. Vargas. Alberto Vargas moved to the United States in 1916 after studying art in Europe, Zurich, and Geneva prior to World War I.

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. Ziegfeld hung his painting of Olive Thomas at the theater, and she was thought of as one of the earliest Vargas Girls.

Vargas’ most famous piece of film work was for the poster of the 1933 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.

He became widely noted in the 1940s as the creator of iconic World War-II era pin-ups for Esquire magazine known as “Vargas Girls.” Between 1940 and 1946 Vargas produced 180 paintings for the magazine.

The nose art of many American and Allied World War II aircraft was inspired and adapted from these Esquire pin-ups, as well as those of George Petty, and other artists.

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