Daniel Moiseiwitsch was born into a Jewish family in Odessa, Russia in 1919, moving to England with his family in 1921, and settling in Romford, Essex. He studied at the Davenant Foundation School and then at St. Martin’s School of Art. During the Second World War he served with the 1st Battalion of the Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) and was killed in action in the Battle of Anzio in Italy on 24 February 1944. Three of his drawings were acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1947 upon the recommendation of David Bomberg. Moiseiwitsch’s sister Victoria (d. 2012) was also an artist; his brother Benjamin (1927-2016), a Professor in applied mathematics and theoretical physics. Moiseiwitsch was also related to the pianist Benno Moiseiwitsch CBE (1890–1963).