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Stanley Boxer (1926-2000) devoted nearly five decades to the development of an expressive, abstract practice, encompassing drawing, sculpture, and printmaking. “In the manufacture of my art, I use anything and everything that gets the job done without any sentiment or sanctity as to medium,” he once said. While best known for his thickly brushed canvases that engage the material qualities of paint, he began his career as a figurative painter and draughtsman. Throughout the 1960s, Boxer was often associated with the Color Field painters and, for a period, used dense planes of color as the governing center of his work. He later moved beyond these concerns, however, towards an examination of paint itself.

1975, Guggenheim Fellowship
1989, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Grant
1992, Elected to the National Academy of Design
1993, Elected to National Academy of Design as Full Member
1997, Print Club of New York Print Commission
2004, Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement & Contribution to the Cultural Life of Columbia County


Public collections

Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, New York
Ashville Art Museum, Ashville, North Carolina
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Birla Museum of Art, India
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida
Business Community for the Arts, New York
Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida
Ciba-Geigy Corporation, West Caldwell, New Jersey
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Columbia Museum, South Carolina
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Corning Glass Corporation, Ohio
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Edmonton Art Gallery, Canada
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Houston Museum of Art, Texas
IBM Corporation, New York
Inexco Corporation, Houston, Texas
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey
Joel & Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, North Carolina
Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri
Lafayette Museum of Art, Indiana
Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
McDonald’s Corporation, Woodland Hills, California
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Milwaukee Art Center, Wisconsin
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusettts
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of the Twentieth Century, Vienna, Austria
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton
Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Prudential Life Insurance Company, Newark, New Jersey
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
San Francisco Museum of Art, California
Santa Barbara Museum, California
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Tate Gallery, London
TSO Financial Corporation, Willow Grove Pennsylvania
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Wichita Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas
William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri