John Heartfield

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Heartfield, John


(real name Helmut Herzfelde). Born June 19, 1891, in Berlin; died there Apr. 26, 1968. German artist, poster artist, and designer.

Heartfield studied at the Munich School of Applied Arts from 1907 to 1911 and at the School of Crafts in the Charlottenburg section of Berlin from 1912 to 1914. In 1930 and 1931 he lived in the USSR, and from 1933 to 1950 he lived in Prague and London. He returned to the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in 1950. Heartfield created the proletarian antifascist, anti-imperialist photomontage poster. He also worked as a magazine illustrator, a designer for motion pictures, and a book illustrator. In 1957 he was awarded the National Prize of the GDR.


Tret’iakov, S., and S. Telingater. Dzhon Khartfil’d. [Moscow] 1936.
Herzfelde, W. John Heartfield. [2nd ed.] Dresden [1971].
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John Heartfield is a fascinating figure, whose pioneering political graphic design --for long an inspiration to leftist photographers and designers like King--has in recent years become much better known.
145), by tearing ephemeral photographic images their mass-culture sources and then reconstructing otherwise quotidian reality in provocative ways that resist aesthetic or linguistic closure, particularly in the photomontages of John Heartfield and Hannah Hoch.
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After Constin receives a shocking prophecy that he knows deep down cannot be true about a unique werewolf who is destined to protect his daughter who is one day fated to save the known world, Constin makes the critical decision to leave Heartfield and the church he has called home for years in an attempt to protect his daughter.
Nine qualitative studies were reviewed: (Conger & Plager, 2008; Courtney & Farnworth, 2003; Gibb, 2003; Gibson & Heartfield, 2005; Helitzer, Heath, Maltrud, Sullivan, & Alverson, 2003; Kohlwes, Koepsell, Rhodes, & Pearlman, 2001; Lee & Winters, 2004; Stewart & Carpenter, 2009; Vimarlund, Olve, Scandurra, & Koch, 2011).
Heartfield, James 2011 The Aborigines" Protection Society: Humanitarian imperialism in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, South Africa, and the Congo 1836-1909 Hurst, London, 379pp, ISBN 9781849041201 (hbk)
It rests nicely in the hand, its cover semiology combining socialist icons on a screen like that of John Heartfield.
Roy Heartfield was the original head of music at the college who died in 1992, while Margaret Wharam was the former head of music at Malvern Hall and head organist at Solihull Methodist Church.