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Erte
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Artist
    (November 23, 1892-April 21, 1990)
    Born in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    Birth name was Roman Petrovich Tyrtov
    After moving to Paris, changed his name to the Francophonic Romain de Tirtoff
    Pseudonym Erte based on the French pronunciation of the initials R.T.
    Art deco artist and designer
    Costume and set designer for the Ziegfeld Follies, the Folies Bergere and the films 'The Restless Sex' (1920), 'Dance Madness' (1926) and 'The Hollywood Revue of 1929' (1929)
    Illustrated 250 covers for Harper's Bazaar
    Also designed jewelry and furniture
    Wrote the autobiography 'Things I Remember' (1975)
    He went by a pretentious single name.
    He used a pseudonym to avoid embarrassing his military family.
    He appeared at a ball in a silver lame costume with pearl wings and an ebony-plumed cap (1914).
    He designed costumes for Mata Hari.
    His drawings have been described as 'playfully erotic.'
    He underwent a major revival in popularity during the '60s.
    He continued working until a few weeks before his death.
    He said, 'Monotony engenders boredom and I have never been bored in my life.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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    In 2009, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
 
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