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 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
Monte Testaccio, The Wine Cellars - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Monte Testaccio, The Wine Cellars
The African Sentinel - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The African Sentinel
Narcissus - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Narcissus
Two Palm Trees - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Two Palm Trees
Head of a Young Woman 1898 - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Head of a Young Woman 1898
Greek Maidens - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Greek Maidens
The Lonely Spring - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Lonely Spring
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 Music Party - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Music Party
Perugia - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Perugia

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