The Pin-up Files

Tom Caggiano pin-up artist

US artist Tom Caggiano’s pin-ups are classically inspired portrayals of contemporary beauties

"I have always embraced the exquisite beauty and timeless grace of the female form, as well as the playfulness and coquettishness that makes a beautiful woman even more attractive. Many artists have tried to capture this elusive quality, but for me the one true master was Alberto Vargas. He is my inspiration and it is his style and technique that guides my hand" says Tom Caggiano.

Tom Caggiano pin-up artist

Something of a prodigy, Tom Caggiano started serious painting at age 12. By the time he was 14 he received a scholarship to Pratt Institute. From then on, Tom emersed himself in the visual arts. Straddling the worlds of fine and graphic art, his oil paintings, watercolors and pin-ups have been shown and published nationally and are displayed in the homes and offices of private collectors.

Alberto Vargas is my inspiration and it is his style and technique that guides my hand

Tom Caggiano

Tom has always been drawn to the beauty of the feminine form and is an ardent admirer of Alberto Vargas. In his career, Tom has painted models and actresses, as well as women from all walks of life, in his unique etherial pin-up style.

Additionally, as a Senior Vice President/Creative Director for major advertising agencies, Tom's graphic design work for a wide variety of American and European companies and organisations has played an essential role in their branding, marketing and corporate identity initiatives.

Tom was educated at New York's School of Art & Design and Pratt Institute. A lifelong learner, he has continually augmented his education by taking classes at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, the Society of Illustrators, and the Art Students League.

All images in this gallery are copyright © Tom Caggiano. All rights reserved.

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