With his first public exhibition in 1958, his works became a milestone in the history of bird painting. He switched his chosen medium from watercolour to oils. In the late eighties, due to medical complications, he lost the use of the hand he painted with. Depicts scene of Tundra Swan. Four 1 inch sections of tape are noted on the back of the top margin. In the mid-nineteen seventies Basil Ede was commissioned to paint all the birds of North America. A smaller paper loss and tape remnant are seen near the top corners.
Estimate: £800 - £1,200 Description: § Basil Ede British, 1931-2016. Basil Ede is a British painter and illustrator. Born on February 12, 1931 in Epsom, Surrey, Ede went on to serve as a British naval officer. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. The wooden frame is in excellent condition. Ede was to become fascinated by the Far East and in particular by its art.
Without a doubt, Basil Ede is the artist that set the highest standard of excellence in bird paintings in the 20th century and, with his recent bird portraits in oils, he is now setting the standard of excellence for others to follow into the new millennium. Garrett Auctioneers does not perform any shipping or packing services. Basil Ede 1931— 2016 was an English wildlife artist specialising in avian portraiture, noted for the ornithological precision of his paintings. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. An approximate 2 inch crease is noted in the top border. His recent paintings in oils, using his left hand, are proof enough of his accomplishment.
Ede faced this huge task, and completed dozens of beautiful paintings over the next few years. His artistic career quickly took off: in 1958, Ede began exhibiting at Tryon Gallery, the first specialist wildlife gallery in London; in 1964, he exhibited at the Smithsonian's Collection of Fine Arts. Garrett Auctioneers does not perform any shipping or packing services. By registering for this auction buyers have agreed to all auction terms and understand that there are no returns based on condition. Ede has garnered many national and international honors and, in 1992, was awarded the first Lifetime Achievement Award ever presented by the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. An approximate 3 inch crease is observed through the lower left corner.
His early paintings attracted the attention of natural history enthusiasts as well as important artistic institutions, leading to a solo exhibition at the National Collection of Fine Arts in 1964. Basil Rashley Ede: born 12 February 1931 in Epsom, Surrey is an English wildlife artist specializing in avian portraiture. Amidst a dramatically suggestive blue-green and rust-colored background, the birds penetrating yellow stare, emanating from within reddish-brown faces crowned with their iconic ear tufts, becomes all the more intense, and they glare onto the viewer as if to assert their power. Yet this soft-spoken man has made a loud impact on the world of art. In the mid-nineteen seventies Basil Ede was commissioned to paint all the birds of North America.
Estate Of Ken And Pat Hodge. A pair of Great Crested Grebe by bulrushes. Three approximate 3 inch sections of tape are observed on the back of the top margin. Campbell, republished by Chartwell Books in 2004. We advise that you or someone on your behalf inspect the lot personally before purchase. Basil Ede is regarded by many as the foremost painter of birds of all time.
Ede's interest in drawing began early in life. A pair of Great Crested Grebe by bulrushes. The absence of condition reports in the catalog entry does not indicate that the item is in perfect condition. It is safe to say that Basil met this unthinkable and seemingly impossible task, and conquered it masterfully! Condition Report: Condition consistent with age. Ede was born in Surrey, England, in 1931. Estate Of Ken And Pat Hodge.
James, to paint a series of eastern Pennsylvanian birds for his private collection. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. He is currently a member of the Society of Wild Life Artists. Further one man exhibitions followed at London's Tryon Gallery in 1960 and 1962. Basil was faced with the task of learning to paint using his left hand. A flea-size spot of wear is noted near the left edge of the image.