Alfred McAdams

born Louisville, KY 1914-died Rockleigh, NJ 2008
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Courtesy Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Interior. United States Government.
Also known as
  • Alfred Hennen McAdams
  • Alfred H. McAdams
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Rockleigh, New Jersey, United States
Active in
  • Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • American
Alfred McAdams studied architecture and started his career as a draftsman during World War II. He soon discovered that he preferred to paint, however, and took evening courses at the Corcoran School of Art. In 1948, McAdams moved to Virginia, where he and his wife bought a general store as a weekend retreat. Later, they moved into the store and made it their year-round home. McAdams spent many years as an exhibition designer and worked on commissions for the Department of State, NASA, and the Smithsonian Institution.