Rememberingstanleyboxer: A Retrospective 1946-2000

Apr 20 - Jun 13, 2010
Boca Raton Museum of Art

New York native Stanley Boxer (1926-2000) is best known for his large scale abstract paintings which have a rich sculptural quality produced by thick, impasto brushwork. This retrospective exhibition featured 50 paintings and 13 sculptures dating from 1946 through 2000. Boxer's paintings were championed by American modernist critic Clement Greenberg (1906-1994), famous for his insistence that painters should eliminate subject matter in their work, aiming instead for the purity of abstraction. Boxer studied at the Art Students League and began exhibiting in New York in 1953. Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1975, and elected to the National Academy of Design in 1993, Boxer became one of America's most eminent mid-century abstract painters, with works now held by every major museum in America including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.

Rememberingstanleyboxer: A Retrospective 1946-2000 was curated by Elizabeth Stevens, former Director of Exhibitions, Salander O'Reilly Galleries, New York City. Accompanying catalogue is written by Carl Belz, Director Emeritus, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, and Contributing Editor of Art New England magazine. Rememberingstanleyboxer also travelled to The University of Richmond Museums, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, Richmond, Virginia, and the Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Rememberingstanleyboxer: A Retrospective 1946-2000

STANLEY BOXER (American, 1926-2000), Plumagesoftempts, 1988, oil and mixed media on canvas, 60 x 44 inches. Courtesy of the estate of the artist