Works by painter Stephen Pace will be featured in the next exhibit in the Nott
Memorial's Mandeville Gallery.
“Stephen Pace Paintings” runs from late March through May 30. The opening
reception and gallery talk is Tuesday, March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Born in 1918 near Charleston, Mo., Pace studied at the Arts League from 1948-49, in
Paris and Florence from 1950-51, and with Hans Hofman from 1951-52. He has had numerous
solo exhibitions, most recently at the Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery in New York City in
1997, 1994, 1991, 1989 and 1987; the Courtyard Gallery in Washington in 1986; Bates
College Museum of Art in 1994; and Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, Maine, in 1994. Among
the long list of public collections of his work are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Walker Art
“Pace practices a kind of Zen acceptance of what happens when his brush hits the
canvas or paper,” wrote Martica Sawin, in Arts. “The ability to take
risks and to allow the paint to surprise him are fundamental to Pace's artistic