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Stephen Pace Collection

During the course of his long and productive career, Stephen Pace (American, 1918-2010) was an important contributor to Abstract Expressionism. Pace began his formal training at the age of 17 with studies in drawing and watercolor with WPA artist Robert Lahr. He continued to hone his skills while serving abroad in Europe during World War II by painting views of local landscapes. Upon his return, he studied with Hans Hofmann, who had a tremendous and immediately visible influence on Pace’s work in the 1950s, particularly in Pace’s use of planes of color to describe volume. In 1960, Pace returned to painting more figural subjects in a style characterized by simplified forms and imaginative colors. He most often painted his immediate surroundings finding inspiration in the coastline and fishing village of Stonington, Maine, as well as scenes from his memories of growing up on his family's farm in Missouri. The works in this collection were a generous 2020 donation to the museum by the Stephen and Palmina Pace Foundation. The foundation donated over 130 works, including paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints and sketchbooks from all periods of Pace’s career. >

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Title Artist Medium & Support Creation Date
Untitled, 45-01   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1945 
Untitled [Mexico]   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1946 
Untitled   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1948 
Untitled   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1949 
Untitled [Still Life]   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1950 
Untitled, #39   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1951 
Untitled, 53-14   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1953 
Untitled, 55-56   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1955 
Untitled, 60-10   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1960 
Father in Rocker, 67-4   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1967 
Watching, 69-04   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1969 
Missouri Mules, 73-2   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1972 
The Willow tree, 73-1   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1973 
Untitled, 86-05   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1986 
Racing Home # 2, 87-08   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1987 
Family at Home, 88-03   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1988 
Rocks and Garden (90-3)   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1990 
Horses in Winter, 91-9   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1991 
Dreamer, 91-16   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1991 
Maine House from Garden, 92-7   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1992 
Wild Horses (96-6)   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1996 
Model, Gardener, Artist, 98/9-4   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1998 
Untitled   Pace, Stephen   Oil on Canvas  1999 

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