STANLEY BOXER (1926-2000) was an American artist best known for thickly painted abstract works of art. He was also an accomplished sculptor and printmaker. For more than 40 years, Boxer stood at the top rank of American Contemporary Artists. He has an international reputation and his art was shown widely during his lifetime and continues to be shown after his death in 2000.
Boxer was born in New York City, and began his formal education after World War II, when he left the Navy and studied at the Art Students League of New York.
His work is included in the permanent collections of many museums, including the MoMA, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art and others. He received awards from the Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and was a member of the National Academy of Design.
In 1953 Boxer had his first solo exhibition of paintings in New York City, and showed regularly thereafter until his death. His paintings and sculpture were represented in New York City during the late 1960s through 1974 by the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, then by the André Emmerich Gallery from 1975 until 1993, and finally by Salander-O’Reilly Galleries until its demise in 2007.
Boxer was a prolific artist and produced much work during his lifetime. He liked working in different mediums and always thought that one nourished and influenced the other and were all connected. He made paintings, sculpture in marble and wood, sculpture constructions, works on paper, drawings, watercolors, works in pen and ink, prints and monotypes.