The work of the Dada Artist had many sides. His fury at injustice drove him to risk his life to create the most powerful anti-fascist images in history. His career began as a young art student. He became a Dadaist. He created wonderfully imaginative stage set designs for important playwrights such as Brecht and Piscator. His passion for work continued into his senior years. Video and still photography became his obsession.
In this section, The John J Heartfield Collection will continue to feature rare never-before-published photos of the artist’s life and times.
Heartfield was a man in motion. In a very real sense, he never really stopped working.