Muralist, painter, sculptor, lithographer. Kadish settled in Los Angeles in 1919 and, as a teenager, studied at the Stickney School of Art and Otis Art Institute. He later taught at the Pacific Institute of Music and Fine Art and assisted muralist Siqueiros in Mexico and Southern California. During the 1930s he moved to San Francisco and acted as head of the mural division for the Federal Art Project. Kadish worked as an art correspondent for Life magazine during WWII and settled in NYC after the war.