David Boxer was born in Jamaica but briefly moved to the United States to study art history at Cornell University and John Hopkins University. While at university, Boxer met with artist Francis Bacon and wrote his dissertation on Bacon’s art. The imagery of Very Tormented resembles Francis Bacon’s psychologically intense, semi-abstract, figurative imagery. Boxer returned to Jamaica in 1975 and became curator at the National Gallery of Jamaica where he worked until 2013. During his career, he advocated for Jamaica to have its own national place within art history.
Title: Very Tormented
Artist: David Boxer (1946 – 2006)
Medium: mixed media collage triptych
Dimensions: 16 x 12 inches each panel; total framed triptych: 16 ¼ x 36 ¾ inches
Accession Number: H77.7.1, H77.7.2, H77.7.3
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