(1891 - 1968)
John Heartfield was active/lived in Germany, Austria. John Heartfield is known for photo-montage, book jacket design, typography, Dada activist.
Biography John Heartfield
Born 1891 Berlin, East Germany
Died 1968 Berlin, East Germany
John Heartfield was born on June 19, 1891, as Helmut Franz Josef Herzfeld in Berlin-Schmargendorf. He was the first son of the socialist writer Franz Herzfeld, who wrote under the pseudonym Franz Held, and Alice Herzfeld, née Stolzenberg, a textile worker and political activist. In 1895, convicted of blasphemy and fleeing a prison sentence, Franz Herzfeld and family eventually took up residence in an abandoned hut in the woods in Aigen, near Salzburg, Austria. One day in 1899, the four Herzfeld children woke up to find their parents missing. The mayor of Aigen took the children into his foster care, a situation that proved extremely difficult for the
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