Portrait - Elihu Vedder
Portrait

Elihu Vedder (1836 - 1923) was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet, born in New York City.

He is best known for his fifty-five illustrations for Edward FitzGerald's translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (deluxe edition, published by Houghton Mifflin).

Elihu Vedder was born February 26, 1836 in New York City, the son of Dr. Elihu Vedder Sr. and Elizabeth Vedder. His parents were cousins. His father, a dentist, decided to try his luck in Cuba and this had a profound impact on Elihu Jr.'s childhood. The remainder of his childhood was spent between his maternal grandfather Alexander Vedder's house in Schenectady and a boarding school. His mother supported his goals to be an artist while his father reluctantly assented, convinced that his son should try a different occupation. His brother, Dr. Alexander Madison Vedder, was a Navy surgeon who witnessed the transformation of Japan into a modern culture while he was stationed there.

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Sunset over the Tuscan Hills - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Sunset over the Tuscan Hills
Sunset in the Tuscan Hills - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Sunset in the Tuscan Hills
Soul in Bondage, relief - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Soul in Bondage, relief
Study for The Wedding Present - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Study for The Wedding Present
Sunrise and Sleep - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Sunrise and Sleep
Study for the Ninth Hour - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Study for the Ninth Hour
Sailboat On The Nile - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Sailboat On The Nile
Study for the Florentine Picnic - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Study for the Florentine Picnic
Study of Flowers, Perugia - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Study of Flowers, Perugia
Study for 'The Pleiades' - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Study for 'The Pleiades'

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