Eugene Salandra

A New Jersey native, I studied film and television at New York University, and drawing at the Art Students' League of New York. Excepting a brief Benedictine monastic sojourn, my life has been occupied with practicing the art of animation. Mentors John Canemaker and the late Tissa David were among my influences. Favorite things include drawing, watercolor, tea and herbalism, yoga, meditation, music, theatre, puppetry, crochet, nature strolls, and vegetarian cooking.

New York Sketchbook, 1997-1998 (ink, graphite, and watercolor on paper)

10th Street, Greenwich Village

East Village

Justin Vivian Bond
as Kiki
at the
Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Greenwich Village


Steve playing piano at Marie's Crisis
Greenwich Village

Late cabaret artist Mary Cleere Haran
at the Algonquin


Peter Cox demonstrating how to draw the head
Art Students League of New York


Self Portrait
Greenwich Village