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- Peter Blokhuis (1938, Amersfoort) is a Dutch painter, muralist, draftsman, sculptor, watercolorist and political cartoonist. He attended the Royal Academy of 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 sixties and seventies he belonged to the 'New Figuration'. As a political cartoonist, he made drawings that refer to the Vietnamese war. Blokhuis was active in Amersfoort, Rotterdam, The Hague and in 1961 in Marrakesh (Morocco). Afterwards 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 Academy, Rotterdam, from 1969 to 1987. He exhibited in numerous museums and galleries, including 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; Municipal Museum, Arnhem; Municipal Museum, Gouda. He was awarded a Royal Scholarship in 1972; the Jacob Hartog Prize in 1977; the Poortprijs in 1981; HTM, First Prize in 1988; and Bronovo, First Prize in 1989.