Alfred McAdams

Alfred McAdams (November 1, 1914 – May 17, 2008 ) is an American painter.

McAdams was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1914. Originally, he planned on becoming an architect, getting his bachelor's in architecture from George Washington University. He afterward studied at the Chicago Art Institute and the Royal Academy in Stockholm. During the Great Depression, he worked as an editorial accomplice with the Federal Writer's Project and taught drafting in the National Youth Administration. For the duration of World War II, he worked as a draftsman once the Engineers at Trinidad, the British West Indies and Baltimore and as portion of the Signal Corps in Europe. Gradually during this period, McAdams became more impatient in painting, so he began taking night classes at the Corcoran School of Art. He as a consequence earned an MFA in painting from Indiana University. His background in architecture stood him in great stead, however, for he worked extensively as an exhibit designer at the United States Department of State, the United States Information Agency, and the Smithsonian Institution. He as well as spent times teaching at the University of Minnesota. In complement to the commission by the Bureau of Reclamation, McAdams was commissioned by NASA to cassette the Mercury spread program. He has twice won awards from the Washington Watercolor Association.

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