Born in London, Maidment was a student of the Royal College of Art in early years. With talents in draughtsmanship, he won a travelling scholarship.
Living first in Newlyn from before WWI, he worked and remained there until 1932 when he moved to St Ives, joining the St Ives Society of Artists (1932-59). In 1944 he moved to Helston and later to Torquay, in 1952; but he kept his working and exhibiting ties in St Ives.
Maidment is especially noted for his detailed paintings of the many quaint houses and byways of St Ives. He was included in the exhibition to celebrate the Centenary of Cornwall County Council: A Century of Art in Cornwall 1889-1989.
Painter of landscapes and townscapes
works and access
Works include: Old houses in Newlyn (1920); Drying Nets (1920); The Stennack, St Ives; Old Houses, St Ives;
Access to work: Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead; Brighton Corp; Manchester; St Ives Town Council
NAG (2) September 1920, Summer 1921, Spring 1926
Newlyn Society of Artists
STISA 1932 onwards
Cornishman 24 & 31March 1926 (See Hardie 1995 for reprints)
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945
Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall
Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Ownership (full page illus p170)
Tovey (2003) Creating a Splash (pp 132-3)