07 November 2010

Who is Russell Aridsvalley?

Everyone’s heard of people with names that go with their jobs (eg Rev. Godwin). But the other day I was thinking of some artists whose surnames seem to suit their style of art. Here’s a list of artists where the surnames have been changed into words that have a very similar meaning. Can you work out who they are? (The first two should be pretty easy.)
  • Jeffrey Clever
  • Francis Hogmeat
  • Peter Ascending
  • Philip Oddity
  • Russell Aridsvalley
  • Sydney Yearn
They’re all represented in the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW.
All but one is Australian.
One is a photographer.

Sorry, there are no prizes, just a sense of smug satisfaction. :-)

Can you think of any more?