Thursday, May 01, 2008

Elihu Vedder

Elihu Vedder, (1836 – 1923)
Dominicans (Three Monks at Fiesole) 1859 ca
Oil on canvas cm 29,5 x 24,1
The Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco

Elihu Vedder (1836 – 1923)
Roman Landscape, c. 1900
Coloured chalks on green wove paper, 16.3 x 31.8 cm (6 3/8 x 12 1/2 in.)
The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Elihu Vedder (1836 – 1923)
The Sorrowing Soul between Doubt and Faith, ca. 1887
Oil on canvas. 16 x 21 in. (41 x 53 cm)
Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Elihu Vedder (1836 – 1923) was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet, born in New York City.

He completed his studies in Italy. He first visited Italy from 1858 until 1860. At the end of the Civil War he left America to live in Italy

He visited England frequently, was much interested in the Pre-Raphaelite movement, becoming a friend of Simeon Solomon, with whose work his own has affinities. On his first visit to London in 1870 he met Watts and admired the work of Rossetti, Alma-Tadema and Leighton.