Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Romain de Tirtoff (or “Erté” – a nickname based on the French pronunciation of his initials) was destined for a military career. However, he defied expectations and proved that he was to become a fabulous fashion illustrator, moving to Paris in 1912. He is notorious for his elaborate costumes and exotic designs, especially at the Folies-Bergère in Paris. Erté also spent a brief period of his life in Hollywood in 1925, working with MGM at the invitation of Louis B. Mayer.

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About Park West Collections

As the exclusive dealer for numerous artists, Park West Gallery is able to offer artwork acquired directly from the artists’ studios and/or estates.

The vast majority of our collection comes directly from living artists themselves.

This allows Park West to have an unbeatable selection of artwork available at all times. We are constantly working with Park West Gallery artists to assemble new and exciting collections that offer something for everyone.

Park West features ever-expanding collections from contemporary art icons like Peter Max, Yaacov Agam, Thomas Kinkade, and more, in addition to beautifully curated selections from classic masters like Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and other art world legends.

Park West also proudly offers exciting new collections from up-and-coming names like Matt Beyrer, Michael Godard, Alexandre Renoir, and a number of exciting new talents.

Our seasonal art collections show off the best of Park West art—and every work is available through our sales department or through our popular cruise ship art auctions. Park West additionally has world-renowned collections of animation art and woodcuts as well.

We encourage you to browse our online collection—which represent only a sample of our total collections—and, for more information, please contact our sales department at 1-800-521-9654, ext. 4 or sales@parkwestgallery.com

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