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 Artist and Students Before a Model - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Artist and Students Before a Model
Study of Leaves, Glen Falls, NY - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Study of Leaves, Glen Falls, NY
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...
Near Orte - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Near Orte
Head of a Woman - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Head of a Woman
Castle near Perugia - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Castle near Perugia
Roadside figure and Umbrella - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Roadside figure and Umbrella
Roman Compagna - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Roman Compagna
Between Perugia And Gubbia - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Between Perugia And Gubbia
Girl With A Lute - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Girl With A Lute
Sea Nymph - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Sea Nymph
Near the Lake, Monte Cologniola - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Near the Lake, Monte Cologniola

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