<< 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

In 1962, Wieland Herzfelde, John Heartfield’s brother, publishes a comprehensive Heartfield monograph Verlag der Kunst (Emperor Of Art) in Dresden.

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


Searching For Peace

Heartfield in Gertrauden Cemetery, Güstrow, 1962
Heartfield was always in motion, always energic. He sought peace in the reflective setting of a cemetary.

The Artist's Energy

1962 Portrait Of John Heartfield
This portrait clearly shows the intense level of energic interest Heartfield retained even in rispose.
herzfelde heartfield monograph. The antiwar activist artist visits Gertrauden Cemetary, 1962

Gertrauden Cemetery, Güstrow, 1962

herzfelde heartfield monograph. Heartfield in Berlin, 1962

John Heartfield, Berlin, 1962

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