Sardine Boat, Tangerine Sky (90-7), 1990 Oil on Canvas  34 x 46 in.

Sardine Boat, Tangerine Sky (90-7), 1990
Oil on Canvas  34 x 46 in.

 Untitled, 1994 Oil on Canvas   42 x 60 in.

Untitled, 1994
Oil on Canvas   42 x 60 in.

 White Gull Alighting (92-3), 1992 Oil on Canvas    30 3/4 x 40 1/2 x 1 in.

White Gull Alighting (92-3), 1992
Oil on Canvas    30 3/4 x 40 1/2 x 1 in.

 Nude, Cat, Gardener (94-8), 1994 Oil on Canvas 40 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 1 in.

Nude, Cat, Gardener (94-8), 1994
Oil on Canvas 40 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 1 in.

 Model, Gardener, Artist, (98/9-4), 1998 Oil on Canvas    42 x 60 in.

Model, Gardener, Artist, (98/9-4), 1998
Oil on Canvas    42 x 60 in.

 Red Windjammer, Green Sea, 2007 Watercolor on Paper     22 x 30 in.

Red Windjammer, Green Sea, 2007
Watercolor on Paper     22 x 30 in.

 Island in Fog (91-10), 1991 Oil on Canvas    60 1/2 x 84 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.

Island in Fog (91-10), 1991
Oil on Canvas    60 1/2 x 84 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.

 To the Lilly Pad (03-TSW1), 2003 Watercolor on Paper     38 x 49 x 1 in.

To the Lilly Pad (03-TSW1), 2003
Watercolor on Paper     38 x 49 x 1 in.

 Four White Horses (01-9), 2001 Oil on Canvas  22 x 30 in.

Four White Horses (01-9), 2001
Oil on Canvas  22 x 30 in.

 Untitled, 1999 Oil on Canvas   72 x 96 in.

Untitled, 1999
Oil on Canvas   72 x 96 in.

1990S- 2000S

Stephen continues to paint right up until his death in 2010. He increasingly looks back to his childhood, depicting scenes of farms and family. Leaving NY and Maine in 2007, he and Pam move briefly to Evansville, Indiana, before settling in New Harmony, the location of his very first show at age 18. He receives awards and honorary degrees for his contributions to the arts. Pam and Stephen donate funds, paintings, and their house in Maine, to support the arts.

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

Key dates:

1993

Stephen receives the Benjamin Altman Prize from the National Academy of Design

2000

Stephen receives the Edwin Palmer Marine Prize from the National Academy of Design

2002

Awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville

2003

Received a second honorary degree from Maine College of Art, sharing the stage with Yoko Ono

2005

Donates various paintings to the University of Southern Indiana and gives $1.5 million to found the Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries

2007

Donates house in Maine along with the paintings inside to the Maine College of Art - subsequently the Pace House residency is created and the house is opened to the public

Moves to Evansville Indiana to an assisted living facility, continues to paint everyday

2008

Opens his first gallery - The Stephen Pace Gallery - in New Harmony, Indiana.

2009

Moves to a house in New Harmony, Indiana

2010

Stephen dies on September 23rd in Evansville, Indiana

Since Stephen's death his work has lived on. He continues to be represented in both group and solo exhibitions across the country.  

 Selecting Lobster (98-5), 1998 oil on canvas     30 3/4 x 36 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.

Selecting Lobster (98-5), 1998
oil on canvas     30 3/4 x 36 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.

 Untitled, 2004 Watercolor on Paper   45 x 34 in.

Untitled, 2004
Watercolor on Paper   45 x 34 in.

 Tan Nude Purple Spread (06-M11), 2006 Oil on Canvas  42 x 52 x 1 in.

Tan Nude Purple Spread (06-M11), 2006
Oil on Canvas  42 x 52 x 1 in.

 Berkeley Student (06-M9), 2006 Oil on Canvas  28 x 34 x 0 3/4 in.

Berkeley Student (06-M9), 2006
Oil on Canvas  28 x 34 x 0 3/4 in.

 Yellow Boat, 2001  Watercolor on Paper   17 1/2 x 27 3/4 in.

Yellow Boat, 2001

Watercolor on Paper   17 1/2 x 27 3/4 in.

 Family With Goat (02-DSW3), 2002 Watercolor on Paper   27 x 40 1/2 in.

Family With Goat (02-DSW3), 2002
Watercolor on Paper   27 x 40 1/2 in.

 SUN BATHERS, 1999 Oil on Canvas   48 x 72 in.

SUN BATHERS, 1999
Oil on Canvas   48 x 72 in.

 Ghengis Sleeping #3, 2001 Watercolor on Paper 17 3/4 x 27 in.

Ghengis Sleeping #3, 2001
Watercolor on Paper
17 3/4 x 27 in.

These exuberant canvases owe something to Matisse and Milton Avery, but their influence enhances rather than drowns Mr. Pace’s own sophisticated voice.
— Grace Glueck, NYtimes
 Linda, Arms Upraised, 2005 Watercolor on paper 27 x 17 in.

Linda, Arms Upraised, 2005
Watercolor on paper
27 x 17 in.