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Erte Sculpture Online Catalog

Bronzes and Relief Sculpture

Romain de Tirtoff (23 November 1892 – 21 April 1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials. He was a diversely talented 20th-century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields, including fashion, jewellery, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theatre, and opera, and interior decor.

Erté is perhaps most famous for his elegant fashion designs which capture the art deco period in which he worked. One of his earliest successes was designing apparel for the French dancer Gaby Deslys who died in 1920. His delicate figures and sophisticated, glamorous designs are instantly recognisable, and his ideas and art still influence fashion into the 21st century. His costumes, programme designs, and sets were featured in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1923, many productions of the Folies Bergère, and George White's Scandals. On Broadway, the celebrated French chanteuse Irène Bordoni wore Erté's designs.

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Total items in collection: 146. Total items on page 7

ImageURL Year Name Series Medium ID
1984 Diva Bronze 88969
1984 In the Evening Bronze 89000
1984 Kiss of Fire Bronze 89007
1984 Liberty, Fearless and Free Bronze 89024
1984 Negligee Bronze 89036
1984 Peace Bronze 89041
1984 Perfume Bronze 89042