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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Dominicans. A Convent Garden, near Florence - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Dominicans. A Convent Garden, near Florence
Dawn - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Dawn
The Venetian Model - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Venetian Model
Listening to the Sphinx - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Listening to the Sphinx
Bed of the Torrent Mugnone, near Florence - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Bed of the Torrent Mugnone, near Florence
Japanese Still Life - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Japanese Still Life
King Philip IV of S 1644 - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
King Philip IV of S 1644
The Dead Alchemist 1868 - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Dead Alchemist 1868
The Fable of the Miller, His Son and the Donkey No... - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Fable of the Miller, His Son and the Donkey No...
Aesop's Fable, The Miller - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Aesop's Fable, The Miller
Head of Minerva - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Head of Minerva
Eugenia: Head of a Roman Girl, 1879 - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Eugenia: Head of a Roman Girl, 1879

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