Friday, December 27, 2013

Jean-Gabriel Domergue


At the Carlton

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (4 March 1889– 16 November 1962) was a French painter specialising in portraits of Parisian women.
Domergue was born in Bordeaux and studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1911, he was a winner of the Prix de Rome.From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be "the inventor of the pin-up". He also designed clothes for the couturier Paul Poiret. From 1955 until 1962 he was the curator of the Musée Jacquemart-André, organising exhibitions of the works of Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Goya and others.