Rose to fame for painting pin-up girls and went on to become known as one of the greatest pin-up artists in history.
He left Zurich in 1916, where he was studying art, and moved to the United States.
He painted the poster for the 1933 film, "The Sin of Nora Moran," which has been called the greatest movie poster ever created.
He married Anna Mae who became one of his models and his business manager.
His work was published in Playboy by Hugh Hefner during the 1960s under the title of Vargas Girls.