1945 Born in Givatayim, Israel
1962-1967 Studied with artists Raffi Lavie, Moshe Propes and Yehiel Krize at the Avni School of Art, Tel Aviv
Since 1973 Teaches at Hamidrasha School of Art, Ramat Ha'sharon and Beit Berl College.
1997-2011 Head of Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College.
Garbuz was a friend of Rafi Lavi and others in "Group 10+," that was established in 1965
to protest against Tel Aviv Museum that wasn’t willing to present young artists. The group
was dealing with questions of national art versus international one, between abstract art
versus figurative and content-related art.
Later on Garbuz disconnected himself from the figurative simplification and changed his
style. He started using Collages, objects photography, printed subtitles which creates
composition of contents that have personal, cultural and social meaning. His first solo
exhibition was in 1967.
His art works seem "simple". Without decoratively. He uses poor beds and mostly
plywood, on them he spreads white color and then paints and glows letters on cartons and
plywood. In the process he often uses written text and/or printed letters that are the
completion for the painting.
He published many books, participated in many television shows and used to write a lot of
articles on the topics of humanities and culture.
Garbuz is mainly an artist of a line, and the color uses as a background. His paintings
are modern and can be sometimes seems to be Avant-garde. They are assembled of
fragments of story-wise metaphors that were "thrown" on the canvas/plywood. They are
made in variety of techniques like pencil, coal, oil pastel, water colors, ink and acrylic.
In his last works, the written word of the story he is describing (in great and unique talent)
has a lot of say.
His Art works can be found in numerous and important museums and collections in Israel