Paul Hugh Dibble MNZM (born 20 March 1943) is a New Zealand sculptor.
Paul Hugh Dibble
20 March 1943
Thames, New Zealand
|Alma mater||Elam School of Fine Arts|
|New Zealand War Memorial, London|
|Spouse(s)||1. Patricia Burke (d. 1983)|
Fran McIntosh (m. 1985)
Born in Thames on 20 March 1943 and raised on a farm in Waitakaruru on tha Hauraki Plains, Dibble was educated at Thames High School. He trained at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland from 1963, graduating with a Diploma of Fine Arts with Honours in 1967.
Dibble was appointed to lecture painting and sculpture at the Palmerston North College of Education in 1977. Between 1997 and 2002 he lectured in art at Massey University. He has produced a wide range of pieces and has mounted many one-man exhibitions beginning with the Barry Lett Gallery in Auckland in 1971. In 2000 he established his own bronze foundry for larger works, and is one of a small number of New Zealand sculptors who does his own large-scale casting.
He received grants from the QEII Arts Council in 1979 and 1985, and held a residency at the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt in 1987–88. Dibble was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the arts in the 2005 New Year Honours, and in 2007 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree by Massey University.
Dibble's work is held in public collections in New Zealand, including that of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Dowse Art Museum, Te Manawa in Palmerston North, and the Christchurch Art Gallery.
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