The amazing Artnoveau style illustrations of Erte.

Erte was born in 20th century  Russian-born French artist  he flourished in an diverse fields, including fashion, jewellery, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theatre, and opera, and interior decor.


1970’s and 1980’s, when he turned his hand to lithographs and serigraphs, he became widely known in the United States. As the Art Deco style came back into fashion, many of his works, including ”The Alphabet” and ”The Numbers” series, were sold as posters. Erte ( 1892-1990 ) was attracted to the theater and at one point wavered between becoming a dancer or an artist. But eventually, he recalled years later, ”I came to the conclusion that I could live without dancing but could not give up my passion for painting and design.”

Erte’ became famous for his costume designs for the Ziegfeld Follies and the Follies Bergere’ of the 1920’s & 1930’s.


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