Eugene Salamin (26 April 1912 1 April 2009) was a Polish-American painter.
Born in the Polish region of Galicia in 1912, immigrated to the United States in 1929. He worked a range of temporary jobs during the Great Depression, became committed to Communist Party activism. His serious efforts at artistic painting had already begun during this time.
Talented as a draftsman despite the fact that he had not yet enjoyed any formal training in the painter's craft, he would eventually receive informal art training from the urban scene printmaker Philip Reisman a relationship which would continue until after the close of World War II. Reismann (1904-1992) was a Polish-born American Jewish who studied at the Art Students League of New York and later participated at the Federal Art Project.
Salamin's artistic leanings during the Depression era also permitted some work as an artist for the Works Progress Administration. Its end during the war years meant that soc