- Category : 1891-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (12,35,52)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 2
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. Heartfield also created book jackets for book authors, such as Upton Sinclair, as well as stage sets for contemporary playwrights, such as Bertolt Brecht and Erwin Piscator.
He is best known for the 240 political art photomontages he created from 1930 to 1938, mainly criticising fascism and Nazism. His photomontages satirising Adolf Hitler and the Nazis often subverted Nazi symbols such as the swastika in order to undermine their propaganda message.
Following a lifelong history of illness, Heartfield died on 26 April 1968 in East Berlin, East Germany.