Yadid Rubin, 1938-2012
Yadid Rubin lived and worked in Kibbutz Givat Haim Yichud. His artistic oeuvre continually explored the "beautiful Israel", in its spacious Kibbutz landscapes, tractors in plowed fields, citrus groves and cypress boulevards; a countryside steadily disappearing from real life but one that continues to exist in Rubin's paintings, liberated from the apparent and visible to the eye; Rubin was known for painting in his isolated studio with covered windows. The landscapes in the paintings are not the outcome of plain observation but of the accumulation of sensations and reactions to different conditions of nature.
Yadid Rubin won the prestigious Ministry of Culture, Education and Sports Award for 2005, his works were exhibited in the Tel Aviv Museum, and his retrospective exhibition in Tel Aviv Museum "Yadid Rubin: Plowed Color" was open on July 2010.
Link to Freddie Gruber's documentry short film on Yadid Rubin (2004). Shown at the retrospective exhibition "Yadid Rubin: Plowed Color" at the Tel Aviv Musem of Art, 2010