<< HEARTFIELD CHRONOLOGY - ALL YEARS1957 1958 1960 1962 1964 1968

“[John …] was a painter. For him, like me, art
was the only thing that gave life
meaning and value.
He regarded the war as a crime.
He hated everyone who shouted hurrah
and hung banners from the windows,
and felt akin to those who suffered and bled.” 
John Heartfield's Brother & Greatest Supporter Wieland Herzfelde, Immergrün, 1949
John Heartfield's Brother & Greatest Supporter Wieland Herzfelde, Immergrün, 1949

Herzfelde Heartfield Monograph. Wieland Herzfelde Was John Heartfield’s Brother & Greatest Asset, 1962

Wieland Herzfelde was his brother’s most important promoter. He brought the young artist to Berlin and introduced him to the right people. He was Heartfield’s partner in the Berlin publishing House, Malik-Verlag. Wieland took care of the business end, allowing his brother to concentrate on his groundbreaking graphic designs.

In 1962, Wieland published a comprehensive Heartfield monograph Verlag der Kunst (Emperor Of Art) in Dresden.

John Heartfield participates in the V. Deutsche Kunstausstellung (Fifth German Art Exhibition).

herzfelde heartfield monograph. The antiwar activist artist visits Gertrauden Cemetary, 1962


John Heartfield was always in motion, always energetic. He sought peace towards the end of his life in the reflective setting of Gertrauden Cemetery.

herzfelde heartfield monograph. Heartfield in Berlin, 1962

This 1962 portrait of John Heartfield in Berlin shows the intense level of energic interest he retained until the end of his life.

Dada Political Artist John Heartfield grandson, John Heartfield, Curator Official John Heartfield Exhibition