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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.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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.

Works

Membership

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.

Connections

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

father:
Charles William Dibner

mother:
Anne Beatrice (Schwam) Dibner

spouse:
Nancy Cushman

children:
Eric Dibner

Steve Dibner