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Elihu Vedder, Jr
Birth: Feb. 26, 1836
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1923
Rome
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy

Artist, Author. Born and raised in New York City, New York, he studied art there and in Paris, France and Italy. After returning to America in 1861, he worked as an illustrator for "Vanity Fair" magazine. Some of his more notable works include "The Keeper of the Threshold," at the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; "The Sphinx," Boston Museum of Fine Arts; "The Pleiades" and "African Sentinel," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. His illustrations of the "Rubáiyát" of Omar Khayyám were considered by many to be his greatest commercial success. Louis Comfort Tiffany commissioned him to design glassware, mosaics and statuettes for their company, and he created the murals in the reading room hallway of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Vedder was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the Society of Mural Painters. He lived in Rome, Italy after 1867, making frequent trips to the United States. His memoirs, "The Digressions of V.," were published in 1910. (bio by: Christian Vedder) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Caroline Beach Rosekrans Vedder (1846 - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  Anita Herriman Vedder (1873 - 1954)*
  Enoch Rosekrans Vedder (1876 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Campo Cestio
Rome
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
Plot: 1051 Zona Prima
 
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Originally Created by: Christian Vedder
Record added: Apr 09, 2008
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