Kingfisher (male) - Basil Ede - Royle 1975 - Framed Vintage Poster Print - 12"H x 16"W
A 12"H x 16"W" framed Vintage Poster Print of a Kingfisher (male) (Printed by Royle Publications)
The first one man exhibition of Basil Ede's work was held at the Rowland Ward Gallery in London in 1958. Further one man exhibitions followed at London's Tryon Gallery in 1960 and 1962.
In 1964, Ede became the first living artist to be honoured with a one man show at the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington D.C. The event was sponsored by the British Embassy, the English Speaking Union and the National Audubon Society.
Kingfishers are a group of small to medium-sized, brightly colored birds in the order Coraciiformes.
They consume a wide range of prey, as well as fish, usually caught by swooping down from a perch. While kingfishers are usually thought to live near rivers and eat fish, most species live away from water and eat small invertebrates.
Like other members of their order, they nest in cavities, usually tunnels dug into the natural or artificial banks in the ground. A quarter of all kingfishers nest in disused termite nests.