about the artist
Stanley Boxer (1926-2000) was an American artist best known for his thickly brushed canvases that engage the material qualities of paint. Contrary to his most recognized works, he began his career as a figurative painter and draughtsman. Throughout the 1960s, Boxer was often associated with the Colour Field Painters - a label that Boxer, himself, rejected. For a period, he used dense planes of colour as the central emphasis in his work. He later moved beyond these concerns, however, towards an examination of paint itself.