A Tribute to the Masters of Classic Pin-up Art I first discovered the beauty of “the pinup”, around the age of nine. I found an uncle’s stash of “girly” magazines. It was then that I got my first glimpse of the work of Alberto Varga and I was hooked. I knew then, I wanted to create art and specifically pinup girls. Pinups are definitely my first love. The two men that I consider the “Masters of The Pinup”. are Carlos Cartagena and Alberto Vargas.