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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. He and his  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1911
Place of birth
Gibson County

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