The father of Art Deco, Erte.
Erte created designs that influenced the world of theatre, film and fashion and also created an entire art movement called Art Deco. This movement included bold and precise geometric shapes as well as strong colors and was usually used in household objects and architecture. The idea was to make everything a person encounters beautiful. Erte had a long career of theater costume designing and that was what he enjoyed. His and many other artitsts designs in visual drama in theatre and costumes was what influenced the first Art Deco building: Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. Erte kept Art Deco popular in the late 1960s through 1980s with his graphic illustrations and sculptures. With Art Deco’s start in Paris, the style began to flourish throughout the world in the 1920’s and 1940’s.