Erté was the pseudonym of Romain de Tirtoff, a Russian-born French artist. Erté moved to Paris to follow a carrer as a designer. He is best known for the elegant fashion designs of the Art Deco period. His designs appeared in Haprer’s Bazaar and his costumes in many Hollywood movies and stage productions. The 1960s Art Deco revival brought renewed interestin Erté’s work and he then produced works in bronze, wearable art and limited edition prints. Born 1892 Died 1990.