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was born in Saskatoon, December 14, 1914 of Welsh emigrant parents. His
Welsh background was to have a profound effect on him throughout his life.
Pulford joined the RCAF in 1940, serving in North Africa, India and Ceylon,
before returning to Canada, in 1943.
After the war, Ted attended Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B,
earning the Wood Memorial Scholarship for outstanding work during his
second year. After graduating in 1949, Ted joined the faculty of Fine
Arts teaching first year students in the fundamentals of drawing, painting
and design. Ted believed passionately in teaching students how to draw,
saying, In my own experience in studying the work of great painters
from all ages and cultures, I have never known of one who did not know
how to draw well. The respect between teacher and students was mutual.
Among Teds former students are many of todays most distinguished
artists and their praise of Teds teaching and influence are ever
Although Ted received honours for his works in both oils and watercolours
in the 1950s, from 1960 until his retirement he turned exclusively
to watercolours. Teds great love of nature and the landscape manifested
itself in his art wherever he elected to put brush to paper, not only
in the Maritimes but Newfoundland, Ireland, Scotland, Bermuda, the Lake
District, the West Coast and British Columbia.
A scholarship fund has been set up in honour of Ted Pulfords memory,
following his death, April 11 1994.