D. Omer Seamon Visual Artist

D. Omer "Salty" Seamon (1911–1997) was an American painter known for his folksy watercolors and landscapes of Indiana and the Midwest. His work can be found in galleries and homes across the United States. He was born Denzil Omer Seamon in Gibson County, Indiana, to parents Louis and Estel Seamon. He began drawing at an early age, sketching pictures to send along with letters his parents sent to an older brother fighting in World War I. Much of Seamon's training came experientially. Early jobs included trimming windows for a department store in Evansville, Indiana, and preparing posters for a dry goods store. In 1929 he worked in Minneapolis painting theater posters for Paramount Studios. During the Great Depression he returned to Terre Haute, Indiana, as art director for Thomson-Symon Co. During World War II Seamon served over three years with a United States Army Special Service Unit. He spent this time in the Pacific, including Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. During his service, he continued to make art, in particular painting of military and native life in the islands. After the war, Seamon devoted his time to becoming a full-time freelance artist.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 2nd, 1911
Place of birth
Gibson County
Date of death
1997 at age of 85
Places lived
Gibson County
pop. 33,612 (2013)


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