Monday, August 16, 2010

Baby Name Options #12 - Artist Names

I meant to do this one a long time ago but it was hard to decide if I should choose the name because I like the artist, or the artist because I like the name. I decided to do both, so this is a list of a few of my favorite artists and photographers who happen to have interesting or unusual names. Enjoy!

Ansel German "with divine protection" 

Mount Williamson - Ansel Adams (American photographer)

Auguste French variation of August "majestic, venerable"

The Kiss - Auguste Rodin (French sculptor)

Claude French from Latin "lame" 

Grainstack, Sun in the Mist - Claude Monet (French painter)

Edgar German "prosperous spearman" 

The Rehearsal - Edgar Degas (French painter & sculptor) 

Henri French variation of Henry "estate ruler" 

Behind the Gare Saint Lazare - Henri Cartier-Bresson (French photographer)

Jacques French variation of James and Jacob "supplanter" 

Car Trip, Papa at 80 kilometers an hour - Jacques Henri Latrigue (French photographer)

Jasper English variation of Casper "imperial" 

Flag - Jasper Johns (American painter) 

Lewis English variation of Louis "renowned warrior" 

Fish Cutters at a Canning Company in Maine - Lewis Hine (American photographer) 

Marcel French "little warrior" 

Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 - Marcel Duchamp (French/American artist) 

Pablo Spanish variation of Paul "small"  (And yes, I would probably call him Pablo Honey.)

Guernica - Pablo Picasso (Spanish artist) 

Pierre French variation of Peter "rock" 

The Swing - Pierre Auguste Renoir (French painter) 

Sargent Latin "to serve" 

Madame X - John Singer Sargent (American painter) 

Wassily Russian variation of Vasili "royal, kingly" 

Several Circles - Wassily Kandinsky (Russian painter) 

Weston English "from the Western town"

Pepper No. 30 - Edward Weston (American photographer) 

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