Alfred Cadman


Artist biography

Alfred Cadman is an established contemporary visual artist, Alfred Cadman was born in 1910. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Cornel Von Becic-Rustenberg, Hérold Blumer, Samuel Bookatz, Pedro Bueno Villarejo, and Paul Feeley.

Further Biographical Context for Alfred Cadman

Born in 1910, Alfred Cadman was largely influenced by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the clashing of a number of political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government required urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a preliminary list of two hundred and fifty irreplaceable paintings by the Old Masters, many which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.