Jean-Gabriel Domergue (4 March 1889[1] – 16 November 1962[2]) was a French painter specialising in portraits of Parisian women.Born in Bordeaux in 1889, Domergue studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He was only 17 years old when he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français for the first time, winning the Prix du Rome in 1911 and a gold medal in 1920.

While landscapes dominated his early oeuvre, from the 1920s he changed his focus to what would become his trademark subject, 
la belle Parisienne. Domergue enjoyed a tremendously successful career and he claimed to be “the inventor of the pin-up”