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John Heartfield

1891 - 1968

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John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfeld; 19 June 1891 – 26 April 1968) was a 20th century 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 321,655 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). John Heartfield is the 38th most popular artist (down from 34th in 2019), the 1,604th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,330th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Artist.

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Among artists, John Heartfield ranks 38 out of 78Before him are Barnett Newman, Méret Oppenheim, Bernt Notke, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Theo Jansen. After him are Marcel Janco, Herbert Bayer, James Montgomery Flagg, Hermann Nitsch, Marianne Brandt, and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

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Among people born in 1891, John Heartfield ranks 51Before him are Moïse Kisling, Arthur Drewry, Otto Schmidt, Jacques Lipchitz, Takijirō Ōnishi, and Yevhen Konovalets. After him are John Langenus, Shizo Kanakuri, Oswald Boelcke, Hu Shih, Kurt von Tippelskirch, and Poul Nielsen. Among people deceased in 1968, John Heartfield ranks 49Before him are Georgios Papandreou, Husband E. Kimmel, Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Arnold Zweig, Giovannino Guareschi, and Upton Sinclair. After him are Leopold Infeld, Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen, Tivadar Soros, Rezső Seress, Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, and Franz Pfeffer von Salomon.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, John Heartfield ranks 1,604 out of 6,142Before him are Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736), Wolfgang Wagner (1919), Johann Arndt (1555), Werner Jaeger (1888), Sebastian Vettel (1987), and Johann Matthäus Bechstein (1757). After him are Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577), Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (1783), Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1772), Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia (1200), Florian Schneider (1947), and Albert, 8th Prince of Thurn and Taxis (1867).

Among ARTISTS In Germany

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