Romain De Tirtoff
(1892 - 1990)
Romain (Erte) De Tirtoff was active/lived in New York / Russian Federation, France. Romain De Tirtoff is known for art-deco designs, magazine illustration, sculpture.
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Romain Erte was born Romain de Tirtoff in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The only son of an admiral in the Imperial Fleet, he was raised amidst
Russia's social elite. As a young boy, he was fascinated by the Persian
miniatures he found in his father's library. These exotic,
brightly patterned designs continued to be important to him and
influenced the development of his style. He moved to Paris at the
age of eighteen and took the name Erte, from the French pronunciation
of his initials, R and T.
In 1915 he began his long relationship
with Harper's Bazaar, during which time he created over 240 covers for
the magazine. His fashion designs also appeared in many other
publications, making him one of the most widely r
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