Daniel Maltzman was born in Los Angeles, California in 1963, the middle child of three boys. Maltzman initially pursued a successful career as a night club promoter and clothing manufacturer which he used to start his budding art career. After exhibiting his work in several galleries in the late 1990s, he began to receive recognition as an influential and controversial artist. Maltzman works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that span a variety of media, including painting. The work consists of layers of paint and imagery that exude to energy and life. The viewer is drawn into a world filled with movement, a signature style illustrating Maltzman's ability to juxtapose abstract mixed media with the feminine figure. The appeal of Maltzman’s work has drawn the attention of collectors including Scott Painter, Steve Tisch, Bill & Hilary Clinton Art Collection, The Galen Center, Eugenio Lopez and many others. Musicians, actors and celebrities also fawn to Maltzman’s work, such as Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen’s band, Bill Gross and Petra Ecclestone. Each one of his pieces is done meticulously with the most attention to detail, and are all one of a kind. Unlike most artists, sports play a large part in Maltzman’s life. After adorning the walls of Travis Mathews Co. with his Golf inspired paintings, Maltzman was recruited to receive the honor of being the official artist of the 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach PGA Tour. Charity is also a high priority for artist Daniel Maltzman. This year alone, Maltzman donated paintings to over a dozen charitable events and causes. Maltzman teamed up with the Harlem Globe Trotters to co-paint a piece for the Susan G. Komen for The Cure. Currently, Maltzman is exhibiting with Coda Gallery in Palm Desert, Lisa Russell Collection in Austin TX , Buckhead Art in Atlanta, and Chloe Gallery in San Francisco, California.
Continuous positive reception of Maltzman’s work is also evident in corporate settings with many leading organizations including; Creative Artists Agency, Elite Models and The New York Yankees Executive Offices at Yankee Stadium. Critics have said, “Similar to his pop art predecessors, Maltzman’s brightly colored abstracts and photo-paintings do not demand anything from us. They reflect ourselves back to us. They allow us to fill in the blanks with our own stories. Perhaps it is this lack of an agenda that appeals to such a giant segment of the population.”