Darwin William Marable, PhD

Title: Photographer, Historian (Retired)
Location:  Moraga, CA

Darwin William Marable, PhD, retired photographer and historian, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in photography and higher education.

Regarded by peers in his professional community for his significant contributions to the field over the course of his career, Dr. Marable demonstrated integrity and resilience in every aspect of his work for more than four decades. He began his tenure with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in 1954, where he served his country for eight years. From there, he achieved a Master of Arts in art history from San Francisco State University and a PhD in photography history from the University of New Mexico, where he notably studied with internationally renowned photographers including Thomas F. Barrow, Van Deren Coke and Beaumont Newhall. Dr. Marable demonstrates an expertise in surrealism in American photography part in due to the excellent education he received at the start of his career.

Dr. Marable’s noteworthy roles in his career include instructor for the University of California, Berkeley Extension, lecturer at St. Mary’s College, lecturer at the California College of Arts and Crafts, lecturer for the San Francisco State University and teacher at the University of New Mexico. Throughout his tenure, he also held prominent roles in the arts community. He was a panelist for the California Arts Council, a member of the board of directors for the Diablo Symphony Orchestra, and arts commissioner for the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County. In addition, he was a member of the Arts and Sciences Foundation, the University of California Student-Alumni Mentor Program, the History of Photography Group, the Society of Photographic Education and the Friends of Photography Docent Program. In the future, Dr. Marable intends to enjoy his retirement while continuing to photograph life around him.

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