The Official John Heartfield Exhibition and Archive, presented by the artist's grandson, John J Heartfield,
is a constantly expanding tribute to the artist who pioneered new forms of visual expression.
It is a forum for visitors to share their thoughts on John Heartfield's life and work.
John Heartfield was a pioneer in graphic design history. He developed 3-D book covers with innovative typography. He was a powerful influence in stage set design for playwrights such as Bertolt Brecht.
He is best known for his political art employed against Adolf Hitler and The Third Reich.
Under constant threat of assassination, Heartfield used art "as a weapon"
to mock and vilify fascism, war, and ignorance.
Welcome. I'm John J Heartfield, the grandson of John Heartfield.
As you browse through the John Heartfield Exhibition, you'll discover why art scholars consider John Heartfield to be one of the most influential and innovative artists of the twentieth century.
At the same time, you'll learn more about a man who risked his life to employ art as a weapon to oppose the Third Reich, fascism, ignorance, and violence.
This John Heartfield Exhibition features never-before-seen material from my private collection. I’ll constantly add more of my collection as the exhibition evolves.
The exhibition also highlights work from artists who were influenced by John Heartfield's groundbreaking art.