Stanley Boxer at Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, 1976
Gift of Kenneth Tyler 2002
Photographer: Betty FISKE

Born in New York City in 1926, Stanley Boxer received his artistic training from Morris Kantor at the Art Students League. Boxer worked with Kenneth Tyler at Tyler Graphics in 1976 and 1979 to create the portfolios Ring of dust in bloom and Carnival of animals. Each stage in the printing process of the exquisitely etched and often hand-coloured works that make up these portfolios was monitored by Boxer himself.

He insisted upon involvement in every aspect of the process; inking and wiping the etching plates to achieve subtle tonal variations in his prints of animals, flowers and whimsical figures.
Emilie Owens


Born in New York City, New York, United States of America

Studies with Morris Kantor at Art Students League, New York City, New York

First solo exhibition, at Perdalma Gallery, New York City

Solo exhibition, at Grand Central Moderns Gallery, New York City

Solo exhibition, at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City

Designs and builds sculptural set for Classic kite takes, Erick Hawkins Dance Company, New York City

Receives John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; solo exhibition, at Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York City

Completes portfolio Ring of dust in bloom Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York

Included in Art off the picture press at Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hampstead, New York

Drawing retrospective, at Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina

Completes second portfolio of intaglio prints, Carnival of animals, at Tyler Graphics Ltd.

Included in exhibition, L’Amerique aux independants: quatre-vingt-onzieme exposition des artistes, at Grand Palais, Paris, France

Completes suite of monotypes at Institute of Experimental Printmaking, San Francisco, California

Completes hand-painted bronze sculpture multiples at Garner Tullis Workshop, Santa Barbara, California; completes monoprints at Echo Press, Bloomington, Indiana

Solo exhibition, Stanley Boxer: two California projects, at Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, California

Included in exhibition, Diverse directions: a collector's choice. selections from the Charles Craig collection, at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Receives National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant

Included in exhibition, The unique print: 70s into 80s, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Included in exhibition, Masters of contemporary printmaking, at Associated American Artists, New York City

Solo exhibition, 45 year retrospective: paintings, drawings, and prints, at Rose Art Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Elected Full Member, National Academy of Design; solo exhibition, Stanley Boxer: works on paper,at Long Fine Art, New York City

Included in travelling exhibition of Center for Contemporary Graphic Art & Tyler Graphics Archive Collection, Fukushima, Japan

Included in four person exhibition of monoprints and etchings at Center for Contemporary Graphic Art, Fukushima

Included in exhibitions: Smith Anderson and the art of collaborative printmaking, at Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Hidden treasures: a selection of important works by contemporary masters, at Gallery One, Toronto, Canada

Included in exhibition, 20th century figurative drawings from the Mint Museum collection, at Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina

Stanley Boxer died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Barbara Delano © Tyler Graphics Ltd., revised Kate Buckingham, 2006
This chronology provides an overview of selected biographical information, major solo and group exhibitions held within the artist's own lifetime.

Further information will be added to this site as the National Gallery proceeds with its research and documentation.

Last updated January 2017