The Varga Girl
© Alberto Vargas/Hearst Corporation

The Varga Girl

By Alberto Vargas
About the image

This is one of the most recognizable images created by Alberto Vargas during World War II. American GI's frequently copied it onto their aircraft as a symbol of good luck. The "Varga Girl" poses with an expression of serenity on her face, suggesting that all will be well. 

Originally published as an Esquire gatefold in June, 1943. The original painting is part of the permanent collection at the Julia Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas.

Release Notes:
These beautiful museum-quality continuous-tone lithograph prints were printed in two different versions (as separate editions) with distinct finishes. Please use both the CHOOSE A SIZE and CHOOSE A VERSION buttons below to see the details, pricing, and availability for each one.

  • The Arches Edition was printed on ARCHES Watercolor paper, an archival, 100% cotton paper with a matte finish, and 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.

Collector's Notes:
This fine art print was published in San Francisco in cooperation with the Hearst Corporation/Esquire and the heirs of Alberto Vargas. All Vargas prints bear the official estate seal in the form of a silkscreened signature and are hand-numbered. 

Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery of their artwork.

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The Varga Girl
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