Myself, John Heartfield
My Grandfather, John Heartfield
My Sister, Catherine Jacobson
My grandfather, John Heartfield, is
consistently considered by art historians to be among
the twelve most influential artists of the twentieth
While living in Berlin in 1930-32, Heartfield
devoted his art, risked his life, and sacrificed his
health to ceaselessly mock and vilify Hitler, The Third
Reich, fascism, and everything the Nazis represented.
He was also a artistic giant in the German Art Community of the first half of the twentieth century, creating theatre sets for Bertolt Brecht and Erwin Piscator, as well as book jackets for such authors as Sinclair Lewis.
For years, I’ve dreamed of building an Internet
Archive to honor my
grandfather, the German Dada Pioneer John Heartfield.
my hope that the John Heartfield, Dada Photomonteur
Official Internet Archive, along with the new John Heartfield
Internet Exhibition (coming soon) will grow into a vibrant
community dedicated to increasing the recognition of
renown of this courageous ground-breaking artist.
In addition to an ever-growing catalog of his art, I'll share personal photos of the artist, his family, and his contemporaries. I'll include personal writings and media statements and reviews. I'll also share my own memories of Johnny, as he was known by family and friends.
Please be patient as I add to each of its sections.
For the moment, you can:
Examine THE MOMA CATALOG of his 1993 MOMA Exhibition in New York. I've added personal notes and photos.
READ MY BIOGRAPHY of John Heartfield. (I’ve added some photos and notes to this piece which was originally published in the Encyclopedia of German-American Relations.)
Soon you’ll be able to share your thoughts about
John Heartfield. You may want to help me identify the hundreds of
pieces of personal memorabilia saved by Tom, my late
Tom, in a literal sense, was Theo to Johnny’s
JOHN HEARTFIELD’S OFFICIAL INTERNET ARCHIVE
IS ALWAYS GROWING.
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