John Heartfield

1891 - 1968

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John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfeld; 19 June 1891 – 26 April 1968) was a German visual artist who pioneered the use of art as a political weapon. Some of his most famous photomontages were anti-Nazi and anti-fascist statements. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Heartfield has received more than 279,838 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. John Heartfield is the 34th most popular artist (down from 33rd in 2019), the 1,330th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,192nd in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Artist.

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Among artists, John Heartfield ranks 34 out of 77Before him are Akira Yoshizawa, Bernt Notke, Edward Burne-Jones, Méret Oppenheim, Barnett Newman, and Ai Weiwei. After him are Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Theo Jansen, Herbert Bayer, and Marcel Janco.

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Among people born in 1891, John Heartfield ranks 46Before him are Anton Dostler, John Langenus, Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Hans Reichenbach, Antonio Segni, and Michael Polanyi. After him are Oswald Boelcke, Jacques Lipchitz, Moïse Kisling, Otto Schmidt, Hu Shih, and Takijirō Ōnishi. Among people deceased in 1968, John Heartfield ranks 45Before him are Tivadar Soros, Alice Guy-Blaché, Vittorio Pozzo, Howard Florey, Fritz Bauer, and Georgios Papandreou. After him are Husband E. Kimmel, Giovannino Guareschi, Cornell Woolrich, Leopold Infeld, Upton Sinclair, and Rezső Seress.

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Among artists born in Germany, John Heartfield ranks 8Before him are Joseph Beuys (1921), Kurt Schwitters (1887), Josef Albers (1888), Ulay (1943), Bernt Notke (1435), and Méret Oppenheim (1913). After him are Marianne Brandt (1893).