Daniel Maidman was born in Toronto, Canada. He was raised in Toronto, Jerusalem, Washington, and Chicago.
attending college in North Carolina and Texas, Daniel Maidman has lived
in Los Angeles and New York City. In Los Angeles, he set himself on a
program to learn how to draw and paint the human figure. He attended
life drawing workshops 2-3 times a week for eight years. As well, he
spent two years working on an anatomical atlas based on human cadaver
dissections in which he participated at Santa Monica College, under the
guidance of Dr. Margarita Dell. Illustrations from his atlas are
currently in use in the United States Army’s forensic field
Since moving to New York, Daniel Maidman has sped up his
painting schedule, while continuing to maintain his drawing skills
through life drawing workshops at Spring Street Studio. Although he
remains primarily self-taught, he has learned a good deal about color
from conversations with Adam Miller.
Daniel Maidman’s other interests include filmmaking and writing.