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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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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 
Two White Lobster Boats   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1991 
3 Red Horses Runnning   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1995 
Pale Nude, Yellow Chair   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1966 
Black Horse, White Horse, Red Sun   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1966 
Untitled, 1960s (2 horses running)   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1990s 
Untitled   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1960 
Downview 8 Ducks   Pace, Stephen     1992 
Untitled [Trees]   Pace, Stephen     1930s 
Untitled [Reclining Figure]   Pace, Stephen     1948 
Untitled [Abstract]   Pace, Stephen     1952 
Untitled [Seated Figure]   Pace, Stephen     1961 
Untitled [Seated Figure]   Pace, Stephen     1961 

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