“John Heartfield was a pioneer in the use of art as a political weapon.
His photomontages became famous on both sides of the Atlantic as daring
and effective tools to resist the worldwide threat of fascism in the middle
of the twentieth century.”
“His strongest emotion, however, was his hatred of German fascism.
During the 1920s, Heartfield had produced a great number of stunning photomontages,
many of which were reproduced as dust jackets for books such as his montage
for Upton Sinclair’s The Millennium.”
“As Germany careened into fascism, Heartfield’s montages filled the streets of Berlin.
His work was also circulated throughout the city in the form of posters.
Heartfield believed the best way to distribute his work to his audience was to
distribute it through forms of mass media such as periodicals, posters, and book jackets.”- Quoted from John Heartfield Official Intrnet Archive.
John Heartfield Official Internet Archive
The Extraordinary Anti-Nazi Photomontages of John Heartfield