Born in Kibbutz Maoz-Haim, Israel. Graduate of Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. Member of The Israel Painters & Sculptures Association, Sabbatical study at St. Martin Academy, London 1970-1971. International Summer Seminars at Reichenau Austria 1980 and 1981. Post graduate studies at The School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston 1986-1987.
First prize at the Young Artists Exhibition in Tel-Aviv - 1964. First Prize at the Beer-Sheva Art Exhibition - 1965. Scholarship from American-Israel Culture Fund and Sharet Fund for young artists - 1970. Received the Haifa Municipality Lifetime Achievemet Award in Art Education.
Presented in dozens of one man exhibitions in Israel, England, Germany, and the Unites-States.
Dan Livni's works include different aspects of Nature, space and human elements, the metamorphosis in his works involves motifs from the artist's inner world that merge and turn into a work of art with fantastic and surrealistic outlines. Dan's paintings express the ongoing search for identity, and its relevance to the essence of space and time, embracing internal contradictions. He uses human and structural motifs which express culture and creation as they connect to elements in the universe, such as Nature forces â€“ which together create an interaction of conflict, construction and destruction, struggle and harmony â€“ very much like the inner existential essence of the human being.