Untitled (60-A19), 1960  Oil on Canvas 60 x 50 in.

Untitled (60-A19), 1960

Oil on Canvas 60 x 50 in.

Milton Avery (65-3), 1965 Oil on Canvas 26 x 36 x 0 3/4 in.

Milton Avery (65-3), 1965
Oil on Canvas 26 x 36 x 0 3/4 in.

Cherry Pickers #2, (66-8), 1966 Oil on Canvas 32 x 42 in.

Cherry Pickers #2, (66-8), 1966
Oil on Canvas 32 x 42 in.

Joan Seated at the Arbor (66-P2), 1966 Oil on Canvas 26 x 36 in.

Joan Seated at the Arbor (66-P2), 1966
Oil on Canvas 26 x 36 in.

Sun Worshipper (63-12), 1963 Oil on Canvas 55 1/2 x 72 1/2 x 1 in.

Sun Worshipper (63-12), 1963
Oil on Canvas 55 1/2 x 72 1/2 x 1 in.

Untitled, 1961 Watercolor on Paper 22 x 30 in.

Untitled, 1961
Watercolor on Paper 22 x 30 in.

Untitled, 1967 Watercolor on Paper 15 1/2 x 22 3/4 in.

Untitled, 1967
Watercolor on Paper 15 1/2 x 22 3/4 in.

Untitled, 1967 Watercolor on Paper 15 1/2 in.

Untitled, 1967
Watercolor on Paper 15 1/2 in.

Building a Fire, Woman Starting a Fire (62-7), 1962 Oil on Canvas 50 1/2 x 64 1/2 x 1 in.

Building a Fire, Woman Starting a Fire (62-7), 1962
Oil on Canvas 50 1/2 x 64 1/2 x 1 in.

1960S

Stephen’s style transforms in the 1960s, moving away from abstraction towards figuration. Returning to his rural roots, Stephen starts spending time in Pennsylvania and exploring coastal Maine. His work begins to depict subjects ranging from apple picking and nudes to horses and Pam harvesting vegetables.

See here for a list of Stephen’s solo and group exhibitions.

Key dates:

1961-1962

Howard Wise Gallery circulates an exhibition of Stephen Pace and George McNeil to Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis, and the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts in Ohio.

1968

Stephen has a solo exhibition at the University of California Museum, Berkeley, after teaching at the University in its Graduate Seminar Program.

1969

Stephen becomes an associate professor at Bard College.

Untitled (62-4A), 1962 Oil on Canvas 24 x 21 x 1 in.

Untitled (62-4A), 1962
Oil on Canvas 24 x 21 x 1 in.

Untitled, 1963 Oil on Canvas 20 x 24 in.

Untitled, 1963
Oil on Canvas 20 x 24 in.

Untitled, (60-19), 1960 Oil on Canvas 72 x 48 in.

Untitled, (60-19), 1960
Oil on Canvas 72 x 48 in.

Reclining Nude, Venitian Red Ground (65-10), 1965 Oil on Canvas 38 x 68 in.

Reclining Nude, Venitian Red Ground (65-10), 1965
Oil on Canvas 38 x 68 in.

Mother on Porch, Blue chair, 1964  Watercolor on Paper 22 1/4 x 30 1/2 in.

Mother on Porch, Blue chair, 1964

Watercolor on Paper 22 1/4 x 30 1/2 in.

Woman in Yellow Jacket (64-P1), 1964 Oil on Canvas 24 x 30 in.

Woman in Yellow Jacket (64-P1), 1964
Oil on Canvas 24 x 30 in.

Black Horse, White Horse, Red Sun (66-W14), 1966 Watercolor on Paper 27 1/4 x 24 1/2 x 0 3/4 in.

Black Horse, White Horse, Red Sun (66-W14), 1966
Watercolor on Paper 27 1/4 x 24 1/2 x 0 3/4 in.

Woman in Black Bikini (67-2), 1967 Oil on Canvas 37 1/2 x 55 1/2 x 42924 in.

Woman in Black Bikini (67-2), 1967
Oil on Canvas 37 1/2 x 55 1/2 x 42924 in.

Untitled, 1962 Watercolor on Paper 30 1/2 x 22 in.

Untitled, 1962
Watercolor on Paper 30 1/2 x 22 in.

Untitled (62-2), 1962 Oil on Canvas 68 x 53 x 1 in.

Untitled (62-2), 1962
Oil on Canvas 68 x 53 x 1 in.