Elaine Baker Gallery, a Boca Raton gallery that focuses on modern and contemporary art, is featuring paintings by American artist Stanley Boxer. Boxer was a versatile artist known for abstract paintings but he also focused on other mediums, including drawing, sculpture and printmaking.
Born in 1926, Boxer was convinced by his brother to take classes at the Art Students' League of New York. There he found his passion, and for the next five decades was a dedicated student of the arts. His work was praised by art critic Clement Greenberg, who promoted the abstract expressionist movement, and Greenberg naturally labeled Boxer as a color field painter. However, Boxer was adamant about not being tied to any movement or trend, yet his material was always representative of the abstract movement.
Boxer received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1975 and a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant in 1989. The Columbia County Council on the Arts in Hudson, New York, presented Boxer, who passed away in 2000, the Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement & Contribution to the Cultural Life of Columbia County. Fifteen of his works are on display at the Elaine Baker Gallery until May 29.