GARBUZ, YAIR (1945– ), Israeli artist. Garbuz studied painting under Rafi Lavi between 1962 and 1967 as well as at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv. He began to exhibit in 1967, participating in group and individual exhibitions in Israel and abroad. Garbuz also taught from 1973 at the Hamidrashah School of Art, serving as its director from 1997, at the Avni Institution, Tel Hai College, and the Bezalel Art Academy. In addition, he wrote and lectured widely on art, and was an editor of the satirical newspaper Davar Aḥer. He appeared as a media critic on the Tik Tikshoret TV talk show. In 2004 he was awarded the EMET Prize by the Ministry of Education and Culture. In his art, Garbuz moved from abstraction to the use of collages incorporating photographs, texts, and various materials, all serving to produce personal and social/cultural narratives. (Shaked Gilboa (2nd ed.)

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