Front and Back of 1939 Postcard from John Heartfield to his son, Tom. Jonny Heartfield’s sense of humor shines in the line: “The big and the little Jonny”


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The John J Heartfield Collection

John Heartfield’s grandson shares some never-before-published material revealing Jonny’s private world. The Dada and political art genius was more than a seminal influence in advertising history, graphic design history, multimedia art, political art, and modern culture. He was a loving family man and a great friend.

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A Poem To His Son Tom, written by John Heartfield, is a declaration of the artist’s core beliefs. Tom Heartfield fought as an American officer in the Allied Invasion of Europe.

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Curated By Heartfield's Grandson, John J Heartfield