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
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