Advertising Poster - Portfolio Esquire Pin-Up Calendar 1946 by Alberto Vargas. Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chávez (9 February 1896 – 30 December 1982) 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.Country: USA. Year: 1945. Artist: Varga. Size (cm): 54x35 (folder); 32.5x24.5 (sheets). Item consists of a hardback cover and twelve loose sheets. Good condition. Browning, scratches, tear and wear signs on the cover; most sheets in very good condition with faint creases in margins, apart from the January and February sheets with browning and staining in margins.