Albin Amelin (1902-1975) was born in 1902 in Chicago, where his parents emigrated. Amelin was a Swedish artist who painted strongly with musty colors, rough outlines and thick with paint. In 1915 he began studying at the Technical School in Stockholm and continued on his own in Paris. But above all, Albin Amelin is to be regarded as self-taught when it comes to his artistry. He made his debut in 1929, when he caused a great stir at the Swedish-Franska Gallerie with his painting, which differed from the prevailing art of painting. He was a politically conscious painter and his subjects are socially emphatic, often featuring manual workers. He also did landscape paintings and flower still lifes in an expressionist style. Vincent van Gogh and Oskar Kokoschka are some who influenced him. Amelin founded the artists' association and later the gallery Färg & Form together with, among others, Axel Nilsson, Bror Hjort, Börje Gideon, Vera Nilsson and Sven "X:et" Erixson.
He is represented in the majority of Swedish museums, including the National Museum, Gothenburg Art Museum, Malmö Art Museum.