The following information was submitted in April of 2006 by David F. Martin:
Born in Bandar, India of Dutch parents, Tadama received his training at the Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam and the Rijks Museum School of Art, in addition to private instruction in Holland. The Tadama family estate at Katwijk aan Zee in Holland was an idyllic setting for the artist and his wife, Tarmine Groenveld (1871-1938), a well-known marine painter. Both artists were very successful and sold numerous paintings of popular Dutch seascapes both in Holland and for the export market. Unfortunately, within a few years of their marriage, Groenveld had to be permanently institutionalized for acute psychological disorders.
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