David Boxer (1945 – 2017) was born in Kingston, where he lived most of his life, During his career, Boxer’s work was included in many important exhibitions , both here and in the US.
Boxer is regarded as one of the most important contemporary artists from the Caribbean region. His early training was as an art historian, which is very visible in the many references related to that field included in his work.
The main influences in his oeuvre were Francis Bacon, whom he met during the time he was writing his thesis about him; and Joseph Cornell, especially his “boxes”. Throughout the years, Boxer worked with selected themes which he revisited often. One of these was slavery and its remnants in Jamaican society.
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