"Jean-gabriel Domergue (1889-1962), Gouache "Gouache painting representing a young girl with an umbrella, signed lower left Jean-Gabriel Domergue. Sight at sight 47 * 40 cm and framed 58 * 70cm Jean-Gabriel Domergue is a French painter often described as being "the inventor of the pin-up" because of his portraits of Parisians of the 1920s with big eyes and neck slender. Born March 4, 1889 in Bordeaux, he studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. At the age of 17, he exhibited works at the Salon of French Artists and, in 1920, he received the prestigious Prix de Rome. Although he began his career as a landscape painter, from the 1920s he devoted himself entirely to portraits of women, painting up to 3,000 works throughout his life. He is a sought-after portrait painter in aristocratic circles and also works as a designer for famous couturiers including Paul Poiret and Henry Marque. In 1955, Domergue was appointed curator of the Jacquemart-André museum in Paris, then was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor and a member of the Academy of Fine Arts. He died on November 16, 1962 in Paris.