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Born in 1926 in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, Stanley Boxer was a prolific artist-more a "practitioner" of art by his own admission-across a number of different media, including painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture. Having returned to New York after his service in the United States Navy during World War II, Boxer enrolled at the Art Students League with funds he received from the G.I. Bill. He was uncompromising in his pursuit of the process of painting, spending seven days a week in his studio.Boxer's first exhibition was held in 1953 at the Perdalma Gallery in New York and he showed regularly at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery through 1975, followed by the André Emmerich Gallery until 1993. Famously, his work attracted the attention of art critic Clement Greenberg who categorized Boxer as one of the 'color-field' painters. But Boxer, ever the independent, was adamant in rejecting this label, calling himself "visionless"-meaning he allowed his past art to shape his work but would by no means attempt to shift what that art should look like in the future. His art appears in the collections of many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 1975, Boxer was a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and was posthumously awarded the Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement & Contribution to the Cultural Life of Columbia County in 2003, presented by the Columbia County Council on the Arts of Hudson, New York. Stanley Boxer's paintings are abstract compositions notable for their texture and color, in which small gestures are multiplied to form a single entity-almost as if observing cells under a microscope where individual units coalesce into a whole. His often perplexing titles obscure any immediate understanding of the works; a deep love of language, particularly German, encouraged his playful use of words, combining suggestive nouns and adjectives in much the same way as his approach to painting merged color and form. If there is to be any single, identifiable subject to Boxer's decidedly abstract works, it is this coming-together of disparate colors, textures and moods.