biography of Stephen S. PACE (1918-2010)

Birth place: Charleston, MO

Addresses: NYC (1973); Wash., DC (1977)

Profession: Abstract painter

Studied: Inst. Allende, San Miguel Allende, Mexico; Grande Chaumière, Paris; Inst. Arte Statale, Florence, Italy; ASL with Cameron Booth & Morris Cantor; Hans Hofmann Sch.

Exhibited: WMAA, 1953-1961; PAFA Ann., 1954; Carnegie Int., 1955; Int. Biennial, Japan, selected by MoMA, 1957; Corcoran Gal. biennials, 1957, 1963; Howard Wise Gal., NYC, 1964 (solo); "Abstract Watercolors by 14 Americans," MoMA, toured Europe, Asia & Australia, 1964-66; Des Moines AC, 1970 (1960s retrospective). Other awards: Dolia Lorian Award to promising painters, 1954; Hallmark Co. Purchase Award, 1961.

Work: WMAA; Univ. Calif., Berkeley; James Michener Found., Univ. Texas, Austin; Walker AC, Minneapolis, MN; Des Moines (IA) Art Center

Comments: Active in Provincetown, MA, 1956-66. Preferred media: oils, watercolors. Teaching: Washington Univ., spring-summer 1959; Pratt Inst., 1961-68; Univ. Calif., Berkeley, spring, 1968.

Sources: WW73; Hubert Crehan, "A Change of Pace," Art News (April, 1964); Russell Arnold, "Paintings by Stephen Pace," Crucible (fall, 1965); Denver Lindley, "In a Landscape" (film), 1969-71; Provincetown Painters, 223; Falk, Exh. Record Series.