John Heartfield Life & Work Dada Anti-Fascist Artist Activist

“A photograph can, by the addition of an unimportant spot of color, become a photomontage, a work of art…”

Dada & Political Artist John Heartfield

This John Heartfield Chronology will be constantly expanding.

The participation of art scholars, visitors, and this website’s editors has been invaluable.

The curator has grouped years in this Chronology section to provide visitors with a sense of the major stages in John Heartfield’s life and work.


Helmut Herzfeld / John Heartfield Life & Times

The Chronology section will always grow.

1891 1899 1905 1908 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1923 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1945 1946 1947 1949 1950 1951 1952 1954 1956 1957 1958 1960 1962 1964 1968 1969 1983 1992 1993 2011 2013 TODAY

Professor John J Heartfield is John Heartfield’s paternal grandson. Professor Heartfield presented Art & Politics, Politics & Art at the DADA WORLD FAIR in San Francisco. Please write to him about his live presentation regarding the relevance of his grandfather’s life and work to current events.

Helmut Herzfeld born, year John Heartfield born