John Heartfield

1891–1968

John Heartfield, ‘Hurrah, the Butter in Finished!’ 1935
Hurrah, the Butter in Finished! 1935
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John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfeld; 19 June 1891 – 26 April 1968) was an artist and a pioneer in the use of art as a political weapon. Some of his photomontages were anti-Nazi and anti-fascist statements. Heartfield also created book jackets for authors such as Upton Sinclair, as well as stage sets for such noted playwrights as Bertolt Brecht and Erwin Piscator.

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