Skip to main content

Dominic Di Mare papers, 1950-2003

Di Mare, Dominic, 1932-

Fiber artist, Mixed-media artist, Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 3.2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Dominic Di Mare measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1950 to 2003. The collection provides an overview of Di Mare's career as a fiber artist through biographical information, correspondence, writings, printed material, artwork, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Fiber artist Dominic Di Mare was born in San Francisco, California, in 1932. He grew up working on his father's fishing boat and was artistically influenced by the process of making rope and fishing lines. After finishing high school, Di Mare attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and later received his art teaching certification at San Francisco State University. In 1960, Di Mare married Margaret Nef, bought his first loom, and began teaching at Francisco Junior High School. He and his wife had three children together, Marcello, Lorenzo, and Livia. A highly respected teacher, Di Mare taught at Francisco Junior High until 1976, when he left to work in his studio full-time.


Dominic Di Mare donated his papers in 2003 and 2013 to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials

Language Note

English .