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Erté Paintings

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..

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Artist:Erté
Phi-Phi, rideau - Phidias - Premier acte fait pour les Bouffes-Parisiens
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erte was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields including fashion, jew...
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1950s Modern Erté Paintings

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Gouache

Prologue Vamp
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1958 as a costume design for a cabaret show. It is from the priv...
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1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Les chatters, deuxieme version
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erte was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields including fashion, jew...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Deuxième porteuse d'oiseaux
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper created in 1958 by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erte was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields includ...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Aïda
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper created in 1957 by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erte was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields includ...
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1950s Modern Erté Paintings

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Gouache

Sorciere, Manequin aux Oreilles
By Erté
Located in San Francisco, CA
"Sorciere, Manequin aux Oreilles," September 11, 1959, by Romain De Tirtoff, Erté (Russian, 1892-1990). Original gouache on Canson Montgolfier paper. Artwork is hand signed in the lo...
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Mid-20th Century Art Nouveau Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Oiseaux, mannequins (Diptych)
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
Andrew Weiss Gallery is pleased to present the works of Russian-born French designer and artist, Romain de Tirtoff, more commonly known as Erté. We recently acquired over 80 differen...
Category

1950s Art Deco Erté Paintings

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Gouache

Final - La Gamme - Russian Art Deco Fashion Design
By Erté
Located in London, GB
ERTE (Romain de Tirtoff) 1892-1990 St. Petersburg 1892-1990 (Russian/French) Title: Final - La Gamme Technique: Original Hand Signed Gouache on paper size: 31.4 x 15.4 cm / 12.4...
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Early 1900s Art Deco Erté Paintings

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Gouache

Jeu d'enfer, mannequin
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
Andrew Weiss Gallery is pleased to present the works of Russian-born French designer and artist, Romain de Tirtoff, more commonly known as Erté. We recently acquired over 80 differen...
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1950s Art Deco Erté Paintings

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Gouache

DESIGN FOR FABRIC #7346
By Erté
Located in Aventura, FL
Original on Gouache. Hand signed, titled and dated on verso. Stamped "Composition originale". Frame size 22.5 x 22.5 inches. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authen...
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1930s Art Deco Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Porteuse de fruits
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper, created in 1958 by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erte was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields inclu...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

1910's Art Deco Erte Gouache Painting Original Hand Signed Rare French Costume
By Erté
Located in Buffalo, NY
A rare original signed Art Deco gouache on paper by Erte (Romain de Tirtoff) . This stunning theatrical costume design is signed Erte at the lower right. The piece is 20 by 18 fram...
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1910s Art Deco Erté Paintings

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Gouache, Archival Paper, Pencil

Jeu d'enfer, mannequin
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
Andrew Weiss Gallery is pleased to present the works of Russian-born French designer and artist, Romain de Tirtoff, more commonly known as Erté. We recently acquired over 80 differen...
Category

1950s Art Deco Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Ingenues, jeunes filles en fleur, l'effet
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1957 as a costume design for a cabaret show. It is from the priv...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Final, les velours
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1955 as a costume design for a cabaret show, Narcisse. It is fro...
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1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Pickpocket, ecoliere
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1962 as a costume design for a cabaret show. It is from the priv...
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1960s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Pickpockets, ecolier
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1962 as a costume design for a cabaret show. It is from the priv...
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1960s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Pickpockets,ecolier
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1962 as a costume design for a cabaret show. It is from the priv...
Category

1960s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Les ingenues, les filles et les pantins
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erte was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields including fashion, jew...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Les Perruches
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1959 as a costume design for a cabaret show. It is from the priv...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Prologue, la patronne
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1962 as a costume design for a cabaret show. It is from the priv...
Category

1960s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Les miroirs, manteau, deuxième version
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erte was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields including fashion, jew...
Category

1960s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Paysan, garçon
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erte was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields including fashion, jew...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Drap d'or, table
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
Andrew Weiss Gallery is pleased to present the works of Russian-born French designer and artist, Romain de Tirtoff, more commonly known as Erté. We recently acquired over 80 differen...
Category

1960s Art Deco Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Raspoutine, troisieme mannequin
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by cabaret costume designer, Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece, made in 1959, was created for the cabaret show, Foli...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Deux Oiseaux
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1955 as a costume design for a cabaret show, Narcisse. It is fro...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

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Raspoutine, troisieme mannequin
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1950s Modern Erté Paintings

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Les chatters, deuxieme version
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Paysan, garçon
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Deuxième porteuse d'oiseaux
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
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1950s Modern Erté Paintings

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Aïda
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper created in 1957 by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erte was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields includ...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

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Gouache

  • Aïda
  • Aïda
  • Aïda
  • Aïda
H 14.5 in. W 10.6 in.
Porteuse de fruits
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
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1950s Modern Erté Paintings

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  • Porteuse de fruits
  • Porteuse de fruits
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H 14.5 in. W 10.6 in.
Les miroirs, manteau, deuxième version
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erte was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields including fashion, jew...
Category

1960s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Les ingenues, les filles et les pantins
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erte was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields including fashion, jew...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Ingenues, jeunes filles en fleur, l'effet
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1957 as a costume design for a cabaret show. It is from the priv...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

Final, les velours
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1955 as a costume design for a cabaret show, Narcisse. It is fro...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

  • Final, les velours
  • Final, les velours
  • Final, les velours
  • Final, les velours
H 14.5 in. W 10.6 in.
Les Perruches
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1959 as a costume design for a cabaret show. It is from the priv...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

  • Les Perruches
  • Les Perruches
  • Les Perruches
  • Les Perruches
H 21.75 in. W 17.75 in.
Prologue Vamp
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1958 as a costume design for a cabaret show. It is from the priv...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

  • Prologue Vamp
  • Prologue Vamp
  • Prologue Vamp
  • Prologue Vamp
H 21.75 in. W 17.75 in.
Previously Available Items
Jeu d'enfer, mannequin
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
Andrew Weiss Gallery is pleased to present the works of Russian-born French designer and artist, Romain de Tirtoff, more commonly known as Erté. We recently acquired over 80 differen...
Category

1950s Art Deco Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

  • Jeu d'enfer, mannequin
  • Jeu d'enfer, mannequin
  • Jeu d'enfer, mannequin
  • Jeu d'enfer, mannequin
H 14.625 in. W 10.75 in.
Deux Oiseaux
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. This piece was created in 1955 as a costume design for a cabaret show, Narcisse. It is fro...
Category

1950s Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

  • Deux Oiseaux
  • Deux Oiseaux
  • Deux Oiseaux
  • Deux Oiseaux
H 21.75 in. W 17.75 in.
LA PRINCESSE LOINTAINE: LES FEMMES DE MILISSINDE
By Erté
Located in Aventura, FL
Original gouache on paper. Hand signed on front; signed, titled, dated and dedicated on verso. Stamped "Composition originale". Sheet size 15 x 11 inches. Frame size 30.5 x 26.5...
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1920s Art Deco Erté Paintings

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Gouache, Paper

1910's Art Deco Erte Gouache Painting Original Hand Signed Rare French Nude
By Erté
Located in Buffalo, NY
A rare original signed Art Deco gouache on paper by Erte (Romain de Tirtoff) . This stunning nude in a costume design is signed Erte. The piece is 19 by 17 framed. It comes in a s...
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1910s Art Deco Erté Paintings

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Gouache, Archival Paper, Pencil

Arthémis
By Erté
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is a unique, original gouache on paper by Erte, also known as Romain de Tirtoff. Erte was a vastly diverse artist who excelled in an array of fields including fashion, jew...
Category

Mid-20th Century Modern Erté Paintings

Materials

Gouache

  • Arthémis
  • Arthémis
  • Arthémis
  • Arthémis
H 14.5 in. W 10.6 in.

Erté paintings for sale on 1stDibs

Find wide variety of authentic Erté paintings available for sale on 1stDibs. You can also browse by medium to find art by Erté in gouache, 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 Modern style. Not every interior allows for large Erté paintings, so small editions measuring 4 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Badri Narayan, Erik Freyman and Sylvia Rutkoff. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at US$3,000 and tops out at US$15,000, while the average work can sell for US$4,500.