Horace Mann Livens was born in Croydon, London, son of a Colonial broker. Studied art for two years under Walter Wallis at Croydon School of Art for two years. Worked at Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp under Charles Verlat, where he met Van Gogh. At the suggestion of Van Gogh, he went to Paris to study French painting. Exhibited at the R.A. 1890–9, N.E.A.C. 1896–1904, Grosvenor Gallery and abroad. First one-man exhibition at the Goupil Gallery 1911. Foundation Associate and from 1907 member of the International Society. Illustrated E. V. Lucas's London Revisited 1916. Continued to exhibit till 1929.
|Self Portrait 1905|
Tate Gallery holds examples of his work.