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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Eugenia: Head of a Roman Girl, 1879 - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Eugenia: Head of a Roman Girl, 1879
The Greek Actor's Daughter - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Greek Actor's Daughter
Allegorical Study - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Allegorical Study
Study of Jane Jackson A Cumaean Sibyl - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Study of Jane Jackson A Cumaean Sibyl
Street Scene at Capri - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Street Scene at Capri
Study for the Question of the Sphinx - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Study for the Question of the Sphinx
Lair of the Sea Serpent 1899 - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Lair of the Sea Serpent 1899
Dancing Girl - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Dancing Girl
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...
The Pleiades - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Pleiades
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...
The Cup of Love - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Cup of Love

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