John J Heartfield is Director of eCurtain Media LLC, Creations and Commerce.

eCurtain’s mission is to help individuals and small businesses succeed. Building and promoting a small business is very much an art, just as the work of artists must often seem like building and promoting a business.

John is an author of fiction and nonfiction. He made certain his book regarding how to correctly build a small business website, Make Your Small Business Website Work, didn’t focus on constantly changing technology. Instead, he provides easy answers to questions about how to build content, navigation, and design that works on the Internet. John has always been an avid reader of detective and adventure novels. Click here to sample the first three chapters of John’s action-adventure novel Controlling Time.

John has been writing songs since he first picked up an instrument at age fourteen. He’s performed in bands and theater productions in New York and California. He’s currently working on a new musical about his famous grandfather’s cinematic life story. He plans to present the show as a graphic novel on the web.

John J Heartfield, Curator of The Official John Heartfield Exhibition

John J Heartfield has studied his grandfather’s personal and professional life for many years. He was fortunate to spend summers with his famous grandfather in Northern Italy and other European locations whenever John Heartfield could secure a temporary visa from East Germany. He describes the times he spent with his grandfather as “some of the best times of my childhood.”

Red Burns, legendary founder and former chair of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University, wrote of John J Heartfield, “From the moment he entered our program, John evidenced the wonderful combination of skills and talents which inspired him to study multimedia — a computer programmer and a musician with a keen appreciation for the visual arts. In other words, a wonderful blend of the technical and the artistic. John thrives on challenges, and he is a relentless learner.”

Upon completing his M.A. at New York University, John J Heartfield received a Tisch School of the Arts Award “for pioneering work in interactive media.”

Japan’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MITI), The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and The Multimedia Association of Japan honored John by inviting him to Tokyo to inaugurate the Time 24 multimedia facility. While in Japan, he gave presentations to large audiences of government officials, corporate leaders, and multimedia professionals. He led a two-week seminar for young brilliant aspiring multimedia artists.

He’s spoken to enthusiastic audiences about politics and art at venues as diverse as New York University, corporate conference rooms, and outdoor events such as Mahnmal Friedenskreuz St. Lorenz in Austria. In November 2016, John was invited to give a presentation in the San Francisco Collage Museum for the DADA WORLD FAIR, sponsored by The City Lights Bookstore and Swissex.

Professor Heartfield has designed and taught more than twenty-five university courses in digital media design and programming in schools such as the Tisch School of the Arts (New York University), The College Of New Jersey, and Queens College, City University of New York.

His professional roles have included Creative Director, Senior User Interface Designer, and Media Programmer. He was a sought-after multimedia consultant for several of America’s largest corporations. He continues to help a select number of artists and small businesses to succeed on the web.

This exhibition is a labor of love. It is the focus of his life. He is most passionate about:

• Increasing the recognition and renown of his courageous grandfather.
• Expanding this exhibition into a place to display the art of artists with courage and integrity.

Many artists suffer for their art.
All artists suffer promoting their art.
John J Heartfield
John J Heartfield
eCurtain Media LLC




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Brilliant Tokyo Seminar Students Presented Professor Heartfield With This Plaque

Professor Heartfield Had The Nickname “BC”
Tokyo Multimedia Students Greet John Heartfield


Tisch School Of The Arts Award
Tokyo Multimedia Students Greet John Heartfield