Born Helmut Herzfeld in the outskirts of Berlin. Changed his name in 1917 in protest at the anti-British feelings in Germany. Fleeing the Nazis in 1938 he came to England where he was interned for a time as an enemy alien after which he settled in Hampstead (at the house with the plaque). Returned to London in 1967 to prepare for a retrospective at the ICA. His best known works are political photomontages. Died in East Berlin.
Person | Male Born 19/6/1891 Died 26/4/1968
Designer, author and visionary socialist. Born Elm House, Walthamstow, Essex. The family moved to Woodford Hall in 1840 and to Water House in 1848. He moved in with his friend Edward Burne-Jones f...