John Heartfield

Visual Artist

1891 – 1968

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Who was John Heartfield?

John Heartfield was an artist. He was a pioneer in the use of art as a political weapon. Some of his photomontages were anti-Nazi and anti-fascist statements. Heartfield also created book jackets for authors such as Upton Sinclair, as well as stage sets for such noted playwrights as Bertolt Brecht and Erwin Piscator.

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Born
Jun 19, 1891
Berlin
Also known as
  • Helmut Herzfeld
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Nationality
  • Germany
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Died
Apr 26, 1968
East Berlin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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