Kadulin Vladimir

Kiev, Ukraine


1884 – 1957

Pseudonyms: N. Nayadin; Nayadin; K. Doolin; Waldemar K .; Waldemar

Born in 1884 in a noble family. Iin 1900 entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, from 1902 continued his studies at the Kiev Art College. In 1905, Kadulin failed to pass the exams and was expelled “for the reason of non-attendance”.

After the revolution of 1905, he gained fame as a master of satirical drawing. He made advertising posters, collaborated with various newspapers and magazines. Was invited by the publisher SA Abramov, head of the Kiev publishing house “Rassvet”, to work on a series of “Russian Humorous Postcards”. The series had success, and in 1911 the publishing house received a gold medal for it at an exhibition of postcards in Warsaw. After that followed the series “Types of students”, “Types of students,” “Types of gymnasiums,” “Drunken series”. Kadulin also drew cartoons on everyday subjects, Easter and Christmas cards. Postcards were issued in tens of thousands of copies.

During the First World War, the artist worked with military-satirical themes, and during the revolution among the objects of the cartoons were the Bolsheviks. After the revolution of 1917, he was in exile. In the early 1920s he lived in Istanbul, later in New York. He continued to draw, referring to a variety of topics, but he had not gain the same success as previously at home.

He died in the United States in 1957. He was buried in the Russian cemetery in Novo-Diveevo.


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