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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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Gulls Alighting

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

Two White Lobster Boats

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

3 Red Horses Runnning

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

Pale Nude, Yellow Chair

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

Black Horse, White Horse, Red Sun

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

Untitled, 1960s (2 horses running)

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

Pink Nude, Rear View

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

Untitled

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

Father Breaking Ground

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

Untitled [Two White Lobster Boats]

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

Pace Family at Rest

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

Untitled [Landscape]

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

Untitled

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

Untitled [Horses]

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

Garden with Bean Tee Pees

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

Untitled (4 Black Horses)

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

Untitled [Early plowing image]

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

Downview 10 Ducks

Stephen Pace
Watercolor on Paper
America Second Generation Abstract Expressionism Watercolor

Untitled

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

Untitled [Nude on chair]

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

Untitled, [Landscape]

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

Untitled [64-W3]

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

Untitled [W1-64]

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

[Standing Figure]

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

Untitled, 1967 (3 red horses)

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

Untitled [Nude]

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

Untitled [Nude]

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

Reclining Nude Leg Raised

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

Untitled

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

Untitled [Father and Rocker]

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

Robbin's House Through Window

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

Drawing Window View

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

Untitled [Abstract shapes]

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

Genghis Sleeping #3

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

Genghis Sleeping #1

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


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