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David Boxer (Dr)

Born, 1946 in St Andrew, Jamaica

David Boxer studied History of Art at Cornell and Johns Hopkins Universities. In 1975 he joined the staff of the fledgling National Gallery of Jamaica as Director and Curator. In that capacity, and more recently as Director Emeritus/Chief Curator, he has curated or been associated with numerous important exhibitions of Jamaican art. In addition to an important monograph on the sculptures of Edna Manley, he is the author of many catalogues and articles on Jamaican art, and has also featured several documentaries on the subject. In 1991 he was made Commander of the Order of Distinction and in 1995 he was awarded the prestigious Gold Musgrave Medal of the Institute of Jamaica for his role in the development of Jamaican art and the National Gallery. Boxer is also one of the Caribbean’s most distinguished and influential artists, having won a gold medal in the inaugural Biennial of Caribbean and Central American paintings in Santo Domingo and mounted important installations in Kingston, U.K.,Washington, D.C., and at the São Paulo and Havana Biennials.

Boxer’s work, Weston Favel Estate, Trelawney c. 1838, 1994-5, was reproduced and discussed in Art in the Caribbean: an introduction, by Anne Walmsley and Stanley Greaves, in collaboration with Christopher Cozier, New Beacon Books, 2011.

Related items

click to show details of Art in the Caribbean: An introduction

»  Art in the Caribbean: An introduction

Book relating to a publication, 2011

click to show details of Caribbean Art - book

»  Caribbean Art - book

Book relating to a publication, 1998

click to show details of Jamaican Intuitives

»  Jamaican Intuitives

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of Jamaican Intuitives - Arts Review

»  Jamaican Intuitives - Arts Review

Review relating to an exhibition, 1986

click to show details of Ten Jamaican Sculptors catalogue

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1975

Related exhibitions

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»  Commonwealth Institute

London, United Kingdom

»  Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom