John Heartfield
(1891-1968)

Died aged c. 77

John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfeld; 19 June 1891 – 26 April 1968) was a German visual artist who pioneered the use of art as a political weapon. Some of his most famous photomontages were anti-Nazi and anti-fascist statements. Heartfield also created book jackets for book authors, such as Upton Sinclair, as well as stage sets for contemporary playwrights, such as Bertolt Brecht and Erwin Piscator.

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John Heartfield 1891-1968 master of photomontage lived here 1938-1943

47 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, Camden, NW3, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1938-1943)