Alberto Vargas


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(1896–1982), artist. The illustrator and watercolorist Joaquín Alberto Vargas was born in Arequipa, Peru, the son of the photographer Max T. Vargas. In 1911 Alberto Vargas and one brother were sent to study in Europe. Vargas was expected to apprentice in several European studios and to eventually take over his father's business. In Europe he was impressed by the art of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. His earliest extant work, a small watercolor of a Venice skyline, is signed “Albert Vargas, 1913.”


From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States in Oxford Reference.

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