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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A Summer's Afternoon, Capri - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
A Summer's Afternoon, Capri
Tirranian Sea (Study for Memory) - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Tirranian Sea (Study for Memory)
Arco Scuro Near Studio Via Flaminia, Rome - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Arco Scuro Near Studio Via Flaminia, Rome
Etruscan Girl - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Etruscan Girl
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...
Etruscan Girl with Turtle - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Etruscan Girl with Turtle
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...
Assuan, Egypt - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Assuan, Egypt
Two Palm Trees - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Two Palm Trees
Music (circa 1910) - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Music (circa 1910)
The Music Party - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Music Party

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