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Who's Who in Northwest Art noted that she was a painter in oil and watercolour, and also of drawing in charcoal. She was living on Joan Crescent in Victoria in 1941.
She had a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1938, exhibiting under the name Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic. She later exhibited her work in the B.C. Artists annuals at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1942 to 1946, and 1958.
She was a member elect of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1975, and a full member in 1976, having provided her diploma work to the Academy, a portrait of fellow artist Herbert Siebner. In 1979 she was living in Sydney, B.C. She died in 2007 at the age of 91.
In February 2008 a number of her artworks and sketchbooks came up for auction at Lund's, in Victoria.
|1938 September 6 - 15||Solo Show||VAG|
|1978||A Selection of Works 1950-1978||Burnaby Art Gallery|
|1986 Nov. 19 - Dec. 20||Altered Ego||Floating Curatorial Gallery|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||"Pam" - Portrait of Mrs. Tom Austin|
|"Trudie" - Portrait of Mrs. James Munro|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Judith Robinson|
|Impression of Jan Cherniavsky|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 30||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer||Judith Robinson|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Major Dennys Godfrey|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||"Otto", Chef of Algonquin Hotel, New York|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||"Mother", Portrait of Mrs. Will Spencer|
B.C. ARTISTS' TRIBUTE TO COLIN GRAHAM (refer to AGGV74)
PAPERWORKS: Contemporary works on paper by BC artists (refer to AGGV78)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
ART IN VICTORIA: 1960/1986 (refer to AGGV86)
EYE APPEAL 1987 (refer to CNIB87)
EROTIC ART FOR APRIL FOOLS (refer to BNE89)
PERMANENT COLLECTION (refer to AGGV64)
THE LIMNERS (refer to LIM72)
THE LIMNERS (refer to LIM75)
THE LIMNERS (refer to LIM78)
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
BRITISH COLUMBIA ART COLLECTION 1974-80 (refer to BCAC80)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
THE LIMNERS (refer to LIM86)
A PASSION FOR ART - The Art and Dynamics of the Limners (refer to PEB96)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
3 references cited for Spencer, including WWNA above.
ARTISTS IN THEIR STUDIOS (refer to AIS07)
GREATER VANCOUVER ART GALLERIES 1954-2020
(refer to GVAG20)
2 references to Spencer.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
"At 71, there's no slowing down for artist Pavelic" by Elizabeth Godley
Vancouver Sun, August 1, 1987
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