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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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[Standing Figure]   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on paper  1977 
3 Red Horses Runnning   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1995 
Black Horse, White Horse, Red Sun   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1966 
Downview 10 Ducks   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper   
Drawing Window View   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1995 
Father Breaking Ground   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  2000 
Garden with Bean Tee Pees   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1989 
Genghis Sleeping #1   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  2001 
Genghis Sleeping #3   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  2001 
Gulls Alighting   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on paper  1981 
Pace Family at Rest   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1987 
Pale Nude, Yellow Chair   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1966 
Pink Nude, Rear View   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  2005 
Reclining Nude Leg Raised   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1987 
Robbin's House Through Window   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1974 
Two White Lobster Boats   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1991 
Untitled   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1954 
Untitled   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1950 
Untitled   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1978 
Untitled   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1960 
Untitled (4 Black Horses)   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1976 
Untitled [64-W3]   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1964 
Untitled [Abstract shapes]   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1949 
Untitled [Early plowing image]   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1938 
Untitled [Father and Rocker]   Pace, Stephen   Watercolor on Paper  1968 

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