Ted Lindberg, a freelance writer and curator, developed the Vancouver Art Gallery Extension Program throughout British Columbia and he was the first director of the Charles H. Scott Gallery at the Emily Carr Institute of Art. He has written at length about Toni Onley and Gordon Onslow-Ford, and he completed a cultural biography of Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic about her life and times in Victoria, London and New York, titled A Portrait by Myfanwy (Sono Nis). In 1990, painter Myfanwy Pavelic was approached by her Montreal agent, Franklin Silverstone, about adding her name to a shortlist of figurative artists to be considered for the commission of an official portrait of Pierre Trudeau. The portrait was to be installed in the House of Commons in Ottawa, along with those of all other former Canadian prime ministers. With Silverstone's assistance, Mr. Trudeau wished to select an appropriate artist, after looking at slides and photographs from a half dozen studios. The result was a portrait of Trudeau by Pavelic. She was born and raised on Vancouver Island with little formal art training, but at age 15 an exhibition was arranged for her by Emily Carr. Ted Lindberg later wrote Pnina Granirer: Portrait of an Artist (Ronsdale, 1998), a major retrospective of her work. [See below].

[BCBW 2003] "Art"