Jean-Gabriel Domergue

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Jean-Gabriel Domergue
Born (1889-03-04)March 4, 1889
Died November 16, 1962(1962-11-16) (aged 73)
Nationality French
Education École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
Known for Portraits of Parisian women
Awards Prix de Rome, Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur, Fellow of the Academy of Fine Arts

Jean-Gabriel Domergue (4 March 1889[1] – 16 November 1962[2]) was a French painter specialising in portraits of Parisian women.


Domergue was born in Bordeaux and studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1911, he was a winner of the Prix de Rome.[2] From the 1920s onward he concentrated on portraits, and claimed to be "the inventor of the pin-up".[citation needed] He 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. Domergue was appointed a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. He died 16 November 1962 on a Paris sidewalk.[2]


  • Knight of the Legion of Honour[1]
  • Fellow of the Academy of Fine Arts.


Jean-Gabriel Domergue was a member of the jury for Miss France 1938.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Jean-Gabriel Domergue: A brief biography and archive of paintings". Galerie Pierre & Pierre-Edouard de Souzy. Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b c The Bee. 17 November 1962. p. 10  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (in French) Fabricio Cardenas, Vieux papiers des Pyrénées-Orientales, Miss Pyrénées-Orientales élue Miss France en 1938, 7 decembre 2014
  • Soyer, Gerard-Louis (1984). Jean-Gabriel Domergue, l'art et la mode (in French). Editions Sous le vent. ISBN 285889034X. 

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