Discipline: Literature

Dahris Martin

Discipline: Literature
MacDowell Fellowships: 1936, 1937, 1938

Dahris Martin (1900-unkown) was an American writer, from Vermont in the United States. She is best known for her 1937 travel book on Tunisia, Among the Faithful. Martin was born in New York and studied at Columbia University. She worked for a while at the publishing house Doubleday. In 1925, she left for Europe and lived in France and Switzerland. In 1926, she moved to Tunisia where she met her future husband Harry Shokler (1896-1978), an American artist and print-maker.



Dahris Martin worked in the Barnard studio.

Originally built near MacDowell's Union Street entrance, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery of Cincinnati…

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