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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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Maine Gulls   Pace, Stephen   Lithograph on paper  1981 
Untitled [Couple]   Pace, Stephen   Color lithograph  1990 
Untitled [Portrait of a Woman]   Pace, Stephen   Color lithograph  1986 
Spring Clearing   Pace, Stephen   Lithograph  1979 
Untitled [Couple]   Pace, Stephen   Color lithograph  1990 
Untitled [Portrait of a Woman]   Pace, Stephen   Woodcut  1989 
Untitled [Self-portrait]   Pace, Stephen   Woodcut  1989 
Untitled [Two White Geese]   Pace, Stephen   Woodcut  1987 
Untitled [Nude]   Pace, Stephen   Woodcut  1989 
Untitled [Portrait of a Woman]   Pace, Stephen   Woodcut  1989 
Untitled   Pace, Stephen   Woodcut  1955 
Untitled   Pace, Stephen   Woodcut  1955 
Untitled   Pace, Stephen   Woodcut  1955 
Untitled [Bending model]   Pace, Stephen   Lithograph on Paper  1970 
Self Portrait   Pace, Stephen   Color woodcut  1971 
Self Portrait   Pace, Stephen   Color woodcut  1971 
Self Portrait   Pace, Stephen   Color woodcut  1971 
Self Portrait   Pace, Stephen   Color woodcut  1971 
Dreamer   Pace, Stephen   Color lithograph  1981 
Dreamer   Pace, Stephen   Color lithograph  1981 
Dune Horses   Pace, Stephen   Color lithograph  1982 
Untitled [Racing Home]   Pace, Stephen   Woodcut  1987 
Untitled [Dreamer]   Pace, Stephen   Woodcut  1991 

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