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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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[Garden]

Stephen Pace
Watercolor on Paper
20th Century United States Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Watercolor

[Standing Figure]

Stephen Pace
Watercolor on paper
20th Century United States Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Watercolor

3 Red Horses Runnning

Stephen Pace
Watercolor on Paper
20th Century United States Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Watercolor

Black Horse, White Horse, Red Sun

Stephen Pace
Watercolor on Paper
20th Century United States Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Watercolor

Downview 8 Ducks

Stephen Pace
Watercolor on Paper
20th century United States Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Watercolor

Drawing Window View

Stephen Pace
Watercolor on Paper
20th Century United States Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Watercolor

Dreamer

Stephen Pace
Color lithograph
20th Century United States Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Print

Dreamer, 91-16

Stephen Pace
Oil on Canvas
20th Century United States Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Painting

Dune Horses

Stephen Pace
Color lithograph
20th Century United States Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Print

Family at Home, 88-03

Stephen Pace
Oil on Canvas
20th Century United States Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Painting

Father Breaking Ground

Stephen Pace
Watercolor on Paper
21st Century United States Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Watercolor

Father in Rocker, 67-4

Stephen Pace
Oil on Canvas
20th Century United States Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Painting


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