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 Lost Mind - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Lost Mind
The Phorcydes - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Phorcydes
A Soul in Bondage - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
A Soul in Bondage
Elements Gazing on the First Man (1913) - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Elements Gazing on the First Man (1913)
The Last Man - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Last Man
Fates Gathering in the Stars (1887) - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Fates Gathering in the Stars (1887)
The Old Well, Bordighera - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Old Well, Bordighera
Artist and Students Before a Model - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Artist and Students Before a Model
Soul of the Sunflower - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Soul of the Sunflower
The Cumean Sibyl - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Cumean Sibyl
An Allegory of Plenty - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
An Allegory of Plenty
Coming Storm - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Coming Storm

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