About the artist
Peter Blokhuis (1938, Amersfoort) is a Dutch painter, wall painter, draughtsman, sculptor, aquarellist, and political cartoonist. He attended the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) in The Hague, and studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. His subjects are figures, landscapes, cityscapes, interiors, architecture.
In the 1960s and 1970s, he belonged to the ‘Nieuwe Figuratie’ (New Figuration). As a political cartoonist, he made among others drawings referring to the Vietnamese War. Blokhuis was active in Amersfoort, Rotterdam, The Hague, and in 1961 in Marrakesh (Morocco). Thereafter he visited Morocco a number of times. From 1969 to 1994, he worked in The Hague. Blokhuis was a teacher at the Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, from 1969 to 1987.
He exhibited in numerous museums and galleries, for example at the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (1968); De Doelen, Rotterdam (1970); Pulchri Studio, The Hague; Singer Museum, Laren (1975); Galerie Quintessens, Utrecht (2006); Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague (2015). His works are included in the collections of the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem; Stedelijk Museum, Gouda. He was awarded a Royal Scholarship in 1972; the Jacob Hartog Prize in 1977; the Poort Prize in 1981; HTM, First Prize in 1988; and Bronovo, First Prize in 1989.