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Nicolas Ouroussoff (December 17, 1879 – April 8, 1933)

Romain de Tirtoff was a Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erte, the French pronunciation of his initials, R.T. He was a diversely talented 20th century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields, including fashion, jewelry, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theatre, and opera, and interior decor. He lived with Russian Prince Nicolas Ouroussoff for close to twenty years, up to the Prince's death in 1933. His work may be found in the collections of several well-known museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a sizable collection of work by Erté can be found at Museum 1999 in Tokyo. By far, his best-known image is Symphony in Black, depicting a tall, slender woman draped in black holding a thin black dog on a leash. Erté continued working throughout his life, designing revues, ballets, and operas. He had a major rejuvenation and much lauded interest in his career during the 1960s with the Art Deco revival. He branched out into the realm of limited edition prints, bronzes, and wearable art.

Timeline & Places:

• December 17, 1879: born.

• April 8, 1933: died. Buried at Cimetière de Thiais, 261 Route de Fontainebleau, 94320 Thiais, Francia

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 3.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Queer France: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979631115
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Amazon print: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1979631115/?tag=elimyrevandra-20



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