JohnHeartfield

  1891? b. June 19th. in Berlin as Helmut Herzfeld.
     German Photomontage Collagist.
  1899? Abandoned by his parents.

  1916 He chose to call himself Heartfield. 

  1917 m. Helene Balzer.
     With his brother Wieland founded the Malik Verlag (Ger). -> publishing house in Berlin.    

  1918 Joined the Berlin Dada club and the Communist Party of Germany
     Birth of son Tom.

  1920 with George Grosz and Raoul Hausmann exhibits in and organizes 
     The First International Dada Fair in Berlin. 
     Birth of daughter Eva.
     Experiments in photomontage with George Grosz.

  1924 He met and struck up a friendship with Bertolt Brecht ->.

  1925 Collaborates with Hans Bellmer.

  1927 m. Barbara Friedmann.

  1930 - 1938 Produces more that 237 photomontages for the magazine ->AIZ.

  1931 Travelled to USSR lectured and exhibited in Moscow.

  1932 War and cadavers, the last hope of the rich.

  1933 Refugee from National Socialism in Prague.

  1935 Hurrah, the Butter is Gone ->.

  1936 AIZ renamed Volks Illustrierte

  1938 Flees to England.

  1939 One Man's War against Hitler, at the Arcade Gallery in London.

  1940 meets Gertrud Fietz whilest interned.

  1947 Fashion Plates for Browns and Chester: Portrait of a Shop. 1780-1946 
     with H. D. Willcock and Diana Brinton Lee.

  1949 m. Gertrude.

  1950 Returned to Germany.

  1968 d.  April 26th. East Berlin. 

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