© Alberto Vargas/Hearst Corporation


By Alberto Vargas
About the image
Appearing as the June 1943 gatefold in Esquire magazine, this painting was a morale boost for the American G.I.'s serving in the Pacific theater of war.

Although the world was at war in the South Pacific, Americans were enchanted by the idea of exotic women on tropical islands. Alberto created this painting, reminiscent of Dorothy Lamour and Hedi Lamar, to satisfy those romantic desires. 

Release Notes:
This image was printed in two different editions to offer a choice of finishes.
  • The Arches Edition was printed on ARCHES Watercolor paper, an archival, 100% cotton paper used by professional artists for centuries.
  • The Deluxe Edition was printed on a patented archival paper called Opalesque which has a surface that emulates the look and feel of silk.

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