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Daniel Maidman was born in 1975 in Toronto, Canada. He was raised in Toronto, Jerusalem, Washington, and Chicago, and attended college in North Carolina and Texas. While living 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 ten years. As well, he spent two years drawing 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 manual.
Since moving to New York, Daniel Maidman has sped up his painting schedule, while refining his skills through life drawing workshops, and his thoughts through conversations with painters Stephen Wright and Adam Miller.
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