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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.

Romain De Tirtoff

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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  ...  Displaying 750 of 14995 characters.

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About  Romain De Tirtoff

Born:  1892 - St. Petersburg, Russia
Died:   1990
Known for:  art-deco designs, magazine illustration, sculpture