Tawny Owl (1) - 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 Tawny Owl (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 tawny owl or brown owl is a stocky, medium-sized owl commonly found in woodlands across much of Eurasia. The nest is typically in a tree hole where it can protect its eggs and young against potential predators. This owl is non-migratory and highly territorial. Many young birds starve if they cannot find a vacant territory once parental care ceases.
This nocturnal bird of prey hunts mainly rodents, usually by dropping from a perch to seize its prey, which it swallows whole. The tawny owl is capable of catching smaller owls, but is itself vulnerable to the eagle owl or northern goshawk.
Its nocturnal habits and eerie, easily imitated call, have led to a mythical association of the tawny owl with bad luck and death.