Artist Birthdays November 23 – ERTÉ (ROMAINE DE TIRTOFF)
ERTÉ (November 23, 1892 – April 21, 1990)
- Nationality: Russian-born/French
- Field: Design
- Art Movement: Art Deco
- ARTiFact: The “Father of Art Deco,” Romaine de Tirtoff is best known by the pseudonym Erté, after the French pronunciation of his initials, R.T.
- Artist Quote: “Not only do I do what I want to do, but I do my work in my own way and never have been influenced by another artist.”
- Notable Artwork (shown below): Tempest, 1978.