Michael Cadman was born in Epsom, Surrey, the son of a civil servant. He studied at Wimbledon School of Art (1937-1941) then at the Royal College of Art (1941-1944). From 1947 to 1969 he taught at Epsom School of Art and Croydon College of Art, then retired to Cornwall, where he turned to painting full-time.
Cadman exhibited widely in London, and solo exhibitions of his work were held there and also in Surrey and Southampton.
Painting in watercolours
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (1970)