Dan Givon, born in Israel in 1955. He graduated the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design with honors in 1981. Since then he has earned international recognition for his original designs and magnificent craftsmanship. He creates his work in small limited editions, with each piece skillfully handcrafted by Dan himself. His work is exhibited in the finest Judaica collections in Israel and abroad.
"My art is an expression of my Jewish identity. When designing Judaic Art, it is essential to understand its spiritual purpose as well as its functional use. I acquire such awareness from all sources and communicate this complex meaning within its form. Each work balances modern designs with tradition and function. Through these pieces, I strive to show today's generation that modern Judaica is art as well as a harmonious part of our modern lifestyles."
Dan shares his studio with his wife Stacy, Master silversmith and designer of contemporary Jewelry. They work and live in a small village, Zur Hadassa, just outside of Jerusalem in the Judaen mountains. See More
Dan Givon is the recipient of prizes from the following design competitions for the pieces listed below.
Shapira Prize for Design:
1979- Oil Lamp.
1981- Havdalah Set.
Raphael Prize for Design:
Museum De Zonnehof, Holland.
Israel Museum, Israel.
Joods Museum, Holland.
Jewish Federation, Los Angeles.
Museum of Judaica. Heichel Shlomo, Jerusalem.
Artist House, Jerusalem.
Gallery of fine art, Jerusalem.