(1889 – 1962)
This artist was a French painter who specialised in portraits of Parisian women and claimed to be “the inventor of the pin-up”. In 1911, he was a winner of the Prix de Rome and 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. In 1938, he was a member of the jury for Miss France.
He died 16 November 1962 on a Paris sidewalk.
Here are some samples of his work.
Clancy's comment: Interesting, eh? I do think the hats on the models are quite elegant.