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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
1989 Arctic Sea Theatre in Bronze Bronze 88945
1989 Bamboo Theatre in Bronze Bronze 88951
1989 Emerald Vase Theatre in Bronze Bronze 88976
1989 Heat Theatre in Bronze Bronze 88994
1989 Sirens Theatre in Bronze Bronze 89057
1989 The Mystic Theatre in Bronze Bronze 89035
1990 Feather Gown Theatre in Bronze Bronze 88980
1990 Her Secret Admirers Theatre in Bronze Bronze 88996
1990 Lovers and Idol Theatre in Bronze Bronze 89026
1990 Pleasure of the Courtesan Theatre in Bronze Bronze 89044
1990 Stranded Theatre in Bronze Bronze 89065
1990 The Slave Theatre in Bronze Bronze 89059