“Monument of Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska”

DSC_20170303132922488Sculptor: Marek Zalewski, Płock, Poland (photo: Dariusz Kornacki, 03.03.2017)

The monument has been placed at Tumska street, between the Płock Mazovian Museum and Nove Kino Przedwiośnie, where in 2011 was presented the exhibition of artist’s personal belongings, called: “Outstanding inhabitant of Plock – Mira Zimińska Sygietyńska”.

The statue depicts Mira Zimińska-Sygiantńska walking down the street with an umbrella and a bounch of flowers. Sculpture is characterized by great attention to details, such as e.g. jewelry. The monument was designed in such a way that each passerby could approach Lady Mira and embrace her by the hand

Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska was born in Płock on February 22, 1901 as Maria Burzyńska. Her family was associated with the local theater. As an actress she performed, among others. In the pre-war Warsaw cabarets “Qui Pro Quo” and “Morskie Oko”. At that time, she also played in films, among others. In “Ada to nie wypada”, “Każdemu wolno kochać” and “Manewry miłosne”. In 1948, together with her husband Tadeusz Sygietyński (1896-1955), composer and pedagogue, she founded the “Mazovian” Song and Dance Ensemble. whose she dirbecame a director in 1957.

In 1986, Mira Zimińska-Sygietyńska received the title of Honorary Citizen of Płock. She died in Warsaw on 26 January 1997.

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