Ephraim Lifshitz(1909-2004);1968 Histadrut Award; 1988 Nachum Gutman Histadrut Award for the Arts. 1951-60 Founding member of 'Group of Ten' artists; 1953 founding member of Ein Hod Artists' Village. 1970 Head of Artists' Colony, Safed. 1970-80 Member of Rostrum Group. 1986 Member of Selection Committee for Dizengoff Prize. Lived in Tel Aviv. Died in 2004.
CLAIRE YANIV - was born in Basra, Iraq in 1920. She grew up in Baghdad and immigrated to Israel in 1928. In her youth she lived in Tel Aviv, where, at the age of 14-15 she began taking drawing lessons with the artists Haim Gliksberg. During the years 1939-1940 she studied with Ytzhak Frenkel, and later, during the years 1946-1948 at the "Studia", managed by Streichman and Steimatzky.