Stanley Boxer (06/26/1926-05/08/2000) was born in New York City. He served in the United States Navy from 1943-46 . Boxer was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 1975, and had many one man and group exhibitions, including a solo exhibition in the Asheville Art Museum in 1979. Boxer's paintings depict what he calls "sky light" during a particular moment. Boxer intentionally names his work ambiguously, claiming that the run-on titles of his pieces accurately reflect his gesture. Several critics have written that the surfaces of his works have a physical, nearly sculptural, texture. Some called him a sculptor of paint. He preferred to be known as an artist practitioner. In New York City his work was represented by the Andre Emmerich and Tibor de Nagy Galleries. He is represented in the permanent collection of most major museums.