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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.

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$2,320
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Letter "S" from Alphabet Suite (Signed Erté)
By Erté
Located in New York, NY
From the celebrated Alphabet Suite, this stunning Art Deco lithograph/serigraph was designed by the Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, and produced ...
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1970s Art Deco Erté

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Lithograph

Ebony in White
By Erté
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Erte, Romain de Tirtoff (1892-1990) Title: Ebony in White Year: 1982 Medium: Silkscreen on wove paper Size: 33 x 24 inches Condition: Excellent Inscription: Signed by the art...
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1980s Art Deco Erté

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Screen

  • Ebony in White
  • Ebony in White
H 32 in. W 24 in.
The Clasp, Art Deco Serigraph by Erté
By Erté
Located in Long Island City, NY
This glamorous screenprint was created by Russian-born French artist Erte. Erte is perhaps most famous for his elegant fashion designs which capture the art deco period in which he w...
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1980s Art Deco Erté

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Screen

THE GOLDEN CALF
By Erté
Located in Aventura, FL
Hand signed and numbered by the artist. Framed as pictured. Frame size: 34 x 28 inches. Frame may have some scratches from storage. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of ...
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1980s Art Deco Erté

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Screen, Paper

DIANA (GLASS)
By Erté
Located in Aventura, FL
Limited edition encased glass Art Deco vase with raised and etched design in frosted and cranberry glass colors. Holds Erte signature to lower right of figure. Stamp numbered with fo...
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Early 2000s Art Deco Erté

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Glass

  • DIANA (GLASS)
  • DIANA (GLASS)
  • DIANA (GLASS)
  • DIANA (GLASS)
H 19 in. W 5 in.
FORTUNE (CANDLE HOLDER)
By Erté
Located in Aventura, FL
Bronze candle holder. Incised artist signature; stamp numbered with foundry and date. Edition: Of 395. Certificate of Authenticity is included. Artwork is in excellent condition. ...
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1980s Art Deco Erté

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Bronze

  • FORTUNE (CANDLE HOLDER)
  • FORTUNE (CANDLE HOLDER)
  • FORTUNE (CANDLE HOLDER)
  • FORTUNE (CANDLE HOLDER)
H 11.1 in. W 9.8 in. D 3.9 in.
Diva I
By Erté
Located in Berlin, MD
Erte (Romain de Tirtoff) 1892-1990 Russian/French. Diva Suite - Diva I & Diva II, both embossed serigraphs with foil stamping. These two large examples of his work look lovely when...
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1980s Art Deco Erté

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Foil

  • Diva I
  • Diva I
  • Diva I
  • Diva I
H 36 in. W 28 in.
Erte--Erte's 89th Birthday-30.5" x 23"-Serigraph-1981-Art Deco-Black & White
By Erté
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Serigraph published by Circle Gallery, Soho, New York, in Celebration of his 89th Birthday.
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20th Century Erté

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Screen

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Galleries Featuring Erté

Gallery Art
4.9
Andrew Weiss Gallery
5.0
JOSEPH GROSSMAN FINE ART
5.0
WALLECTOR SRL
4.8
Art Commerce
4.9
Art In The Fields Gallery
5.0
Hickmet Fine Arts
5.0
Le Shoppe Too
4.9

Erté art for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Erté art available for sale. If you're looking for a way to add 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 $3,000. Erté art prices can vary depending upon medium, time period and other attributes.

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