Erté (1892-1990) was a Russian artist and designer known for his opulent opera sets, jewelry, costumes, and graphic arts that reflect the Art Deco style. Born Roman Petrovich Tyrtov in St. Petersburg, Russia, he moved to Paris in 1910. Later in 1915, he obtained a contract with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, where he produced numerous illustrations for the next 22 years. He was most famous for his fashion designs and made original designs for many of the era’s most renowned screen actresses. In response to an increased interest in his work in the 1960s, the artist created a series of sculptures and lithographs that revived the Art Deco movement.