(1836 - 1923)
Elihu Vedder was active/lived in New York / Italy. Elihu Vedder is known for allegory, landscape, figure and fantasy painting.
Biography Elihu Vedder
Born in New York City, Elihu Vedder was known as a painter of many
esoteric subjects and was a leading symbolistic painter whose
post-Civil War work evokes melancholy and tragedy. With the
publication of "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," his illustrations set high
standards for artist designed books.
He spent his youth in
Schenectady, New York, studied art in New York City and Paris and then
spent four years in Florence, Italy. Penniless, he returned to
New York at the start of the Civil War and turned to commercial art
including sketches for "Vanity Fair" and diagrams for instructing
people in the use of dumbbells. At the end of the war, he left
the United States and spent the remaining fifty-eight years of his
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