Art Deco Elegance

Erté (pseudonym for Roman Petrovich Tyrtov, 1892-1990) was a Russian Art Deco illustrator, graphic artist, costume & set designer. He worked on several Hollywood productions and designed the costumes for Ben-Hur. But perhaps he is most famous for the glamorous Harper’s Bazaar covers he created in the twenties and thirties. His distinctive, elegant drawings have shaped how we think about typical Art Deco style.

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