<< HEARTFIELD CHRONOLOGY - ALL YEARS1940 1941 1942 1945 1946 1947

“You don’ know what you’re a-doin’.”

Casey, a character in the film “Grapes of Wrath”

Heartfield London England Years: 1940-1947. First An English Enemy Internment Camp, Then Betrayed By Allies

John Heartfield’s stay in England begins in an internment camp for “enemy aliens.” It ends with the refusal of his pleas (1941) to remain in London for the sake of “his health and his work.”

In England, Heartfield meets Gertrud Fietz. He and Gertrud will be inseparable for the remainder of his life. They will be married in East Germany.

His years in England have an enormous effect on Heartfield’s health and his legacy.

The Chronology section will always grow. Please check the Exhibition’s Social Media Sites for updates.

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.

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