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.
1926 Born in New York City, New York, United States of America
1946–49 Studies with Morris Kantor at Art Students League, New York City, New York
1953 First solo exhibition, at Perdalma Gallery, New York City
1965 Solo exhibition, at Grand Central Moderns Gallery, New York City
1971 Solo exhibition, at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City
1972 Designs and builds sculptural set for Classic kite takes, Erick Hawkins Dance Company, New York City
1975 Receives John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; solo exhibition, at Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York City
1976 Completes portfolio Ring of dust in bloom Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York
1977 Included in Art off the picture press at Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hampstead, New York
1978 Drawing retrospective, at Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
1979 Completes second portfolio of intaglio prints, Carnival of animals, at Tyler Graphics Ltd.
1980 Included in exhibition, L’Amerique aux independants: quatre-vingt-onzieme exposition des artistes, at Grand Palais, Paris, France
1983 Completes suite of monotypes at Institute of Experimental Printmaking, San Francisco, California
1984–85 Completes hand-painted bronze sculpture multiples at Garner Tullis Workshop, Santa Barbara, California; completes monoprints at Echo Press, Bloomington, Indiana
1987 Solo exhibition, Stanley Boxer: two California projects, at Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, California
1988 Included in exhibition, Diverse directions: a collector's choice. selections from the Charles Craig collection, at Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1989 Receives National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
1990 Included in exhibition, The unique print: 70s into 80s, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
1991 Included in exhibition, Masters of contemporary printmaking, at Associated American Artists, New York City
1992 Solo exhibition, 45 year retrospective: paintings, drawings, and prints, at Rose Art Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
1993 Elected Full Member, National Academy of Design; solo exhibition, Stanley Boxer: works on paper, at Long Fine Art, New York City
1995 Included in travelling exhibition of Center for Contemporary Graphic Art & Tyler Graphics Archive Collection, Fukushima, Japan
1997 Included in four person exhibition of monoprints and etchings at Center for Contemporary Graphic Art, Fukushima
1998 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
1999 Included in exhibition, 20th century figurative drawings from the Mint Museum collection, at Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
2000 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.