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Erté

Russian, 1892-1990

Born Romain de Tirtoff (1892–1990) in St. Petersburg, Russia, to an aristocratic family, the artist known as Erté — a pseudonym derived from the French pronunciation of his initials — was a Renaissance man of the art and design world. He worked in graphic arts, interior design, fashion, jewelry and set design for the stage and silver screen, becoming a leader of the Art Deco style.

Moving to Paris in 1912, Erté worked as a fashion designer under couturier Paul Poiret before securing a job with Harper’s Bazaar as a cover artist. Over 22 years, Erté created more than 240 magazine covers alongside his ongoing work in fashion design. Extending his prolific career into theater sets, costumes, prints and lithographs, he became one of the most famous artists of the era. Erté’s style — a combination of the nature-inspired flourishes of Art Nouveau and bold, geometric linework — directly contributed to the birth of Art Deco, earning him the nickname “the Father of Art Deco.”

After a lull of creative production in the 1940s and 1950s, Erté reentered the public eye in the 1960s, when a renewed interest in Art Deco had taken shape. Creating colorful lithographs, bold serigraphs (silk-screen prints) and bronze sculptures, he contributed to a resurgence of the style in France and beyond. This late-life acclaim for his art led to exhibitions in museums and galleries all over the world as well as his first published monograph in 1970. That same year he was awarded the title of Chevalier du Mérite Artistique et Cultural and in 1976 was named Officier des Arts et Lettres by the French government. Today, Erté’s works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and LACMA in Los Angeles..

On 1stDibs, browse a collection of Erté art, including fine-art prints, paintings and other works.

Aphrodite, by Erte
By Erté
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Erté Title: Aphrodite Year: 1985 Medium: Embossed Serigraph with foil stamping, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 185/300 Image Size: 32 x 22.5 inches Size: 35.5 x 25.5...
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1980s Art Deco Erté

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Foil

ROSE DANCER (SCULPTURE)
By Erté
Located in Aventura, FL
Bronze sculpture.. Incised artist signature; stamp numbered with foundry and date. Edition: Of 375. Certificate of Authenticity is included. Artwork is in excellent condition. All...
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1980s Art Deco Erté

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Bronze

  • ROSE DANCER (SCULPTURE)
  • ROSE DANCER (SCULPTURE)
  • ROSE DANCER (SCULPTURE)
  • ROSE DANCER (SCULPTURE)
H 25.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 7 in.
The Letter P from the Alphabet Suite
By Erté
Located in Long Island City, NY
Art Deco screenprint from Erte's famous "Alphabet Suite". The P is shaped by a nude woman with long flowing auburn hair. Artist: Erte Title: The Letter P Portfolio: The Alphabet S...
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1970s Art Deco Erté

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Screen

La Merveilleuse - Porcelain Collector Plate - 1990
By Erté
Located in Roma, IT
La Merveilleuse Plate is an original decorative limited edition porcelain plate realized in the 1990s. This very rare plate was produced for House Of Ertè in fine porcelain. The pl...
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1990s Art Deco Erté

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Porcelain

Cloudy Morning
By Erté
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Erté Title: Cloudy Morning Year: circa 1980 Medium: Serigraph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 83/112 Image Size: 21 x 14 inches Frame Size: 35 x 27 inches
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1980s Art Deco Erté

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Screen

Evening Creation
By Erté
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: (Romain De Tirtoff) Erte (Russian, 1892-1990) Title: Evening Creation Year: 1976 Medium: Etching Edition Numbered 53/175 in pencil Image size: 7 x 4 inches Signature: Hand ...
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1970s Art Nouveau Erté

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Etching

  • Evening Creation
  • Evening Creation
  • Evening Creation
  • Evening Creation
H 25.25 in. W 21.5 in. D 1.75 in.
Summer Snow
By Erté
Located in Buffalo, NY
A pencil signed limited edition serigraph titled Summer Snow by Erte (1892 -1989), created in 1980. A Russian artist, known early in life for his costume and stage set designs and ...
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1980s Art Deco Erté

  • Summer Snow
  • Summer Snow
  • Summer Snow
  • Summer Snow
H 18 in. W 24 in.
ASTRA (SCULPTURE)
By Erté
Located in Aventura, FL
Incised signature by the artist and stamp numbered with foundry and date. Additional images are available upon request. Certificate of Authenticity is included. Please do not hesitat...
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1980s Art Deco Erté

Materials

Bronze

  • ASTRA (SCULPTURE)
  • ASTRA (SCULPTURE)
  • ASTRA (SCULPTURE)
  • ASTRA (SCULPTURE)
H 19.25 in. W 11 in. D 7.5 in.
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Galleries Featuring Erté

Gallery Art
4.9 / 5
RoGallery
4.9 / 5
Andrew Weiss Gallery
5 / 5
Wallector
4.9 / 5
JOSEPH GROSSMAN FINE ART
5 / 5
Art Commerce
4.9 / 5
Art In The Fields Gallery
5 / 5
Le Shoppe Too
4.9 / 5
RH Fine Art
5 / 5

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Erté art for sale on 1stDibs

Find wide variety of authentic Erté art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you are looking for art to add a pop of color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of purple, orange, blue and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Erté in screen print, paint, watercolor and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th Century and is mostly associated with the Art Deco style. Not every interior allows for large Erté art, so small editions measuring 3 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Pierre Fix-Masseau, Giancarlo Impiglia and Robin Morris. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $75 and tops out at $30,000, while the average work can sell for $3,063..