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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Landscape with Sheep and Old Well, c.1857 - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Landscape with Sheep and Old Well, c.1857
The Artist and Students Before a Model - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
The Artist and Students Before a Model
Liguria - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Liguria
Palm Tree - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Palm Tree
Study of Leaves, Glen Falls, NY - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Study of Leaves, Glen Falls, NY
Roadside figure and Umbrella - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Roadside figure and Umbrella
Near Orte - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Near Orte
Head of a Woman - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Head of a Woman
Roman Compagna - Elihu Vedder - www.elihuvedder.org
Roman Compagna
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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