ERTE' - SET OF 4 FRAMED PRINTS
"L'Empanachee, Temptress,Seductress, and Black Magic"
Beautiful and Elegant Grouping of Erte' Art Deco Prints
These Artprints are:
- CUSTOM FRAMED In A TOP QUALITY GOLD WOOD Frames
- Single Matted in a Black Mat with an elegant V-Groove Cuts
- Framed Size: 11" x 17" (2 images) and 14" x 17" (2 images)
- Framed in the USA
- Hanging hardware installed on back
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ERTE- ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Erté, byname of Romain de Tirtoff (born November 23, 1892, St. Petersburg, Russia—died April 21, 1990, Paris, France), fashion illustrator of the 1920s and creator of visual spectacle for French music-hall revues. His designs included dresses and accessories for women; costumes and sets for opera, ballet, and dramatic productions; and posters and prints. (His byname was derived from the French pronunciation of his initials, R.T.)
Erté was brought up in St. Petersburg. In 1912 he went to Paris, where he briefly collaborated with Parisian couturier Paul Poiret. He then became a costume designer and began selling his pen-and-ink and gouache fashion illustrations to American fashion houses. From 1916 to 1937 he was under contract to the American fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar. (A collection of Harper’s Bazaar illustrations was published in Designs by Erté  with text by Stella Blum.) His highly stylized illustrations depicted models in mannered poses draped in luxurious jewels, feathers, and soft, flowing materials against a background of interiors in the Art Deco style.