Stanley Boxer is a versatile artist known for his thickly brushed abstract paintings. Born in New York City, Mr. Boxer was natural draftsman but began formal art training only after leaving the Navy at the end of World War II, when his brother persuaded him to take classes at the Art Students League. He was immediately drawn to painting and stayed with it for nearly five decades. A prolific and tireless worker he was in the studio seven days a week, preferred the term "practitioner" to "artist" and routinely rotated his attention among several medias including painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Within painting he explored a variety of styles, but over the years remained loyal to the materially dense abstract mode on which his reputation rested.