Piet Hein (1905-1996)
Piet Hein was born in Denmark in 1905 and was the son of an engineer father and ophthalmologist mother. Growing up in Copenhagen was fairly ordinary and he obtained a general certificate from the Metropolitan Grammar School before studying philosophy at the University of Copenhagen in 1924.
Hein was an interesting man who is probably best known for his ‘Grooks’. Hein wasn’t exactly sure which direction he wanted to take with his life and the 19 yea r old Hein left the University to study for a short period of the time at a private arts school.
He then attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm before returning to Denmark and the University of Copenhagen.