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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The Last Man - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Last Man
Soul of the Sunflower - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Soul of the Sunflower
Bordighera, Italy - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Bordighera, Italy
The Lost Mind - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Lost Mind
The Phorcydes - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Phorcydes
Wedding Procession 1872-1875 - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Wedding Procession 1872-1875
The Old Well, Bordighera - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Old Well, Bordighera
Etruscan Girl - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Etruscan Girl
Music (circa 1910) - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Music (circa 1910)
A Soul in Bondage - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
A Soul in Bondage
Artist and Students Before a Model - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Artist and Students Before a Model
Etruscan Girl with Turtle - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Etruscan Girl with Turtle

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