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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 12

ImageURL Year Name Series Medium ID
1987 French Rooster Visions in Bronze Bronze 88990
1987 Summer Breeze Visions in Bronze Bronze 89066
1988 Byzantine Visions in Bronze Bronze 88958
1988 Fantasia Visions in Bronze Bronze 88978
1988 Femme Fatale Visions in Bronze Bronze 88983
1988 Folies Bergere Visions in Bronze Bronze 88989
1988 Love Goddess Visions in Bronze Bronze 89025
1988 Starstruck Visions in Bronze Bronze 89064
1988 Venus Visions in Bronze Bronze 89075
1989 Rigoletto Visions in Bronze Bronze 89049
1989 Triumph Visions in Bronze Bronze 89071
1989 Wisdom Visions in Bronze Bronze 89081