Born 1889 in Bordeaux, French painter Jean-Gabriel Domergue studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1911, he was a winner of the Prix de Rome.
Women in paintings by Jean-Gabriel Domergue in the early 20th century
From the 1920s onward, Domergue 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, Domergue was the curator of the Musée Jacquemart-André, organising exhibitions of the works of Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Goya and others.
Domergue specialized in portraits of Parisian women. He was appointed a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur. He died in 1962 on a Paris sidewalk. These beautiful photos captured portraits of women in paintings by Jean-Gabriel Domergue in the early 20th century.