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 Cumean Sibyl - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Cumean Sibyl
Study for
Study for "The Pleiades"
Coming Storm - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Coming Storm
Sibilia Cumaea - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Sibilia Cumaea
An Allegory of Plenty - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
An Allegory of Plenty
Egyptian Nile - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Egyptian Nile
Near Perugia - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Near Perugia
Tirranian Sea (Study for Memory) - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Tirranian Sea (Study for Memory)
Cypress and Poppies - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Cypress and Poppies
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...
Monte Testaccio, The Wine Cellars - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Monte Testaccio, The Wine Cellars
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...

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