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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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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 
Untitled [Seated Figure]   Pace, Stephen     1961 
Untitled [Seated Figure]   Pace, Stephen     1961 
Untitled [Horses]   Pace, Stephen     1967 
Untitled [Nude at Window]   Pace, Stephen     1967 
Untitled [Reclining Nude]   Pace, Stephen     1986 
Untited [Bikini]   Pace, Stephen     1989 
Untitled [Garden Tee Pees]   Pace, Stephen     1989 
Untitled [Wild Horses]   Pace, Stephen     1995 
Untitled [Wild Horses]   Pace, Stephen     1995 
Untitled [Wild Horses]   Pace, Stephen     1995 
Untitled [Artist at Window]   Pace, Stephen     1995 
Untitled [Bikini]   Pace, Stephen     1998 
Untitled [Couple]   Pace, Stephen   Color lithograph  1990 
Untitled [Portrait of a Woman]   Pace, Stephen   Color lithograph  1986 
Untitled [Couple]   Pace, Stephen   Color lithograph  1990 
Dreamer   Pace, Stephen   Color lithograph  1981 
Dreamer   Pace, Stephen   Color lithograph  1981 
Dune Horses   Pace, Stephen   Color lithograph  1982 
Self Portrait   Pace, Stephen   Color woodcut  1971 

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