Heartfield Life Political Dada Video

John Heartfield, Gertrud Heartfield,
John J Heartfield, Catherine Heartfield

CONTENT: Never-before-published video of German Dada and anti-fascist photomontage founder John Heartfield and his family on a temporary visa from East Germany (circa 1956). He plays with his grandchildren, John J Heartfield (young boy in cap) and Catherine Heartfield (girl with red hair). Heartfield, the famous creator of Dada and anti-fascist montages, displays his love of animals and nature. The Dada and famous photomontage artist became an avid photographer later in life. The curator’s father, Tom Heartfield, took this video.

Dada Artist Film In The John J Heartfield Collection

This section is currently being revised. The curator wants to share much more of his collection of political and DADA artist films to show the world the kindness and gentleness of his genius grandfather, a man willing to die when he angrily fought back out against bigotry and injustice with his art. Please Join Our Mailing List for occasional updates.

These films are rare views of John Heartfield with his family later in life.

More videos on John Heartfield’s art, Dada, and life story will be available here and on the John Heartfield Exhibition YouTube Channel.

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