Daniella Luxembourg grew up in Israel and was educated at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In the early 1970s, Luxembourg worked at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and was the Founding Curator of a small ethnographic museum. From 1975 to 1983 she helped to establish the Diaspora Museum in Tel-Aviv (Beit Hatefusoth) for which she curated 12 exhibitions and catalogues. In 1983, Luxembourg co-founded Sotheby´s Israel, and in 1993 was named Director of Sotheby´s Zurich and Deputy Chairman of Sotheby´s Switzerland. Meanwhile, in 1990 Luxembourg was elected Founding Director of the Jewish Museum in Vienna. She left Sotheby´s with colleague Simon de Pury in 1996, and together they founded Geneva-based de Pury & Luxembourg Art dedicated to creating contemporary art funds and building museum collections. In 2000, de Pury & Luxembourg became managing directors and one year later owners of the international auction house, Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg. Until the present day, de Pury and Luxembourg have a namesake gallery in Zurich that exhibits contemporary art. In 2004, Daniella sold her share of Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg and now works as a private dealer and consultant in London, Geneva and New York.