Many of these previously published images of John Heartfield can be found within books in the HIS EFFECT section of the exhibition.
I wrote the captions for these images. I attempted to make them as historically accurate as possible. Please write to me if you have any comments.
These John Heartfield Portraits Have Been Previously Published
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John Heartfield speaking with visitors to an exhibition of his anti-fascist photomontages in Moscow. Johnny loved to talk and would happily engage in a spirited conversation.
When John Heartfield was forced to return to East Berlin, he was treated as an enemy of the state because of his extended stay in England and suspicion of the politics of his dentist. He was denied admission to the Akademie Der Künste, which took a terrible toll on his health and his work. Berlin, 1951.
Postcard from George Grosz (New York) to John Heartfield (Berlin), March 3, 1958. George and John were great friends as well as colleagues.
After years of being denied membership to the East German Academie Der Kunste, Heartfield was granted membership through the intervention of Bertolt Brecht and Stephen Heym, East Berlin, 1957.
John Heartfield with his brother Wieland Herzfelde, 1952. Wieland was instrumental in the distribution of John Heartfield’s art. They were close collaborators and best friends.
John Heartfield and Olga Trejakowa, wife of Sergei Trejakawa, author of the first Heartfield Monograph. I believe Sergei was a victim of the 1939 Stalinist purges. This photo was taken in Moscow in 1958.
John Heartfield Archive Photos illuminate Dada history and the events of the Second World War.
Heartfield Archive Photos will always be added to the Exhibition