Michel Cadoret was born in 1912 in Paris. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris from 1929 to 1932. In 1938, his first exhibition was held at the Musée de la France-Outre Mer in Paris. In 1948 he moved to New York, the following year, he exhibited with the road exhibition show “France Come to You”, then settled in Erongarícuaro, Mexico for three years, where his studio was frequented by many European and American surrealists including André Breton, Roberto Matta and Wolfgang Paalen. Since 1953 Cadoret had been traveled between Paris and New York, where his solo exhibitions were held. He is close to Rothko, Calder, Duchamp, Varèse. In 1961 he started teaching at the New School of NYC. He returned to Paris in 1963 and established his studio in Cerny in 1972. In 1974, a retrospective dedicated to the artist took place at the Musée de Saint-Germain en Laye.
Cadoret’s works have been collected internationally by museums in France, the US and South America, featuring abstract expression, musical composition, impasto of color applied by scraper-like brushstrokes, use of pure colors and collage of color blocks.