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writer , arts critic

Martin Dibner, American Writer, arts critic. Armed Superior vena cava syndrome fellow 20th Century-Fox Corporation, Los Angeles, 1946, MacDowell fellow, Peterborough, N.H., 1970, Rosenwald Foundation fellow, 1948; Breadloaf Writers fellow Middlebury College Armed Superior vena cava syndrome fellow 20th Century-FoxCorp., Los Angeles, 1946, Rosenwald Foundation fellow, 1948, Breadloaf Writers fellow Middlebury College.


Dibner, Martin was born on October 5, 1911 in New York City. Son of Charles William and Anne Beatrice (Schwam) Dibner.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1933;postgraduate, Rollins College, 1947-1948.


Art director, Miami Daily News (Florida), 1938-1941;creative director, Haggarty Corporation, Beverly Hills, California, 1960-1962;1st executive director, California Arts Commission, Sacramento, 1964-1966;founding director, Joan Whitney Payson Gallery of Art, Westbrook College, Portland, Maine., 1975-1978;Professor of English, University of Southern Maine, Portland, 1983-1984;commentator, critic-at-large, Station WMTW-television, Auburn, Lewiston, Maine., 1983-1984. Free-lance writer; trustee Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, Maine, 1988. Board directors Writers Workshop Arcadia Farm, Otisfield, Maine.



Member Maine Board Education. Board directors Wellspring Humanities Project, Aroostook County. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945, PTO. Member Authors League American M C.


Married Nancy Cushman, February 24, 1945 (divorced 1974). Children: Eric, Steve.

Charles William Dibner

Anne Beatrice (Schwam) Dibner

Nancy Cushman

Eric Dibner

Steve Dibner