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Specifically commissioned by the Norton, Brown Pelican is a testament to British artist Basil Ede's prominence as one of the worlds leading ornithological artists. To research the state bird of Louisiana, Ede spent months on the Florida coast, observing and sketching pelicans in the wild, as well as studying the scientific studies available on them at the Museum of Natural History in Washington. The result is this stunning life-size depiction. It was for works such as this that in 1992, he received the first Lifetime Achievement Award ever presented by the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.
Created by: Ede, Basil