Waxwing, Cedar - 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 Waxwing - Cedar (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.
The waxwings are passerine birds classified in the genus Bombycilla. Some of the wing feathers have red tips, the resemblance of which to sealing wax gives these birds their common name.
Waxwings mostly feed on fruit, but at times of year when fruits are unavailable they feed on sap, buds, flowers and insects. They catch insects by gleaning through foliage or in mid-air. They often nest near water, the female building a loose nest at the fork of a branch, well away from the trunk of the tree.