House Martin - Basil Ede - Royle 1975 - Framed Vintage Poster Print - 16"H x 12"W
A 16"H x 12"W" framed Vintage Poster Print of a House Martin (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.
Delichon is a small genus of passerine birds that belongs to the swallow family and contains three species named as house martins. The house martins are closely related to other swallows that build mud nests, particularly the Hirundo barn swallows. They breed only in Europe, Asia and the mountains of North Africa.
The house martins nest in colonies on cliffs or buildings. None of the species are considered threatened, although widespread reductions in common house martin numbers have been reported from central and northern Europe. This decline is due to factors including poor weather, poisoning by agricultural pesticides, lack of mud for nest building and competition with house sparrows for nest sites.