Artist Birthdays November 23 – ERTÉ (ROMAINE DE TIRTOFF)

 In Artist Birthdays, Artists & Special Collections, Erte

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.

Park West Gallery. Erte, Tempest, 1978.

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