1930 - 2004
Piet Middelhoek was a creative artist. Piet Middelhoek was born in 1930 and died in 2004. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Eberhard Baumann, Miguel Carbonell Martorell, Eric Finlay, Esther Orr Faulkner, and Jaroslav Moravec.
Further Biographical Context for Piet Middelhoek
Piet Middelhoek was born in 1930 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. Globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s leading political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a tremendous impact on artistic production, with many artists focusing on the agrarian and the humble man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread movements of artists began to address politics, and tried to use their art to influence society. Artists organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.