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Franciszek Mączyński
Franciszek Mączyński
(21 September 1874 in Wadowice
Wadowice
– 28 June 1947 in Kraków) was a Polish Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau
architect. Prominent by 1910, his commissions include several major churches, and turn-of-the-century civic and cultural institutions designed in a Polish-influenced Secession style. In 1936 he was awarded the Golden Laurel of the Polish Academy of Literature. Career[edit] Mączyński was born in Wadowice
Wadowice
in southern Poland. He trained with the architect Slawomir Odrzywolski, and in 1900 won an international architectural competition organized by the Paris-based magazine Moniteur des Architectes with a design of a villa in the ethnic Zakopane style.[1] Already accomplished as an architect, he continued his studies at the Kraków
Kraków
Academy of Fine Arts under Konstanty Laszczka
Konstanty Laszczka
from 1902 to 1904, and finished his education in Vienna and Paris. Mączyński's work is concentrated in Kraków. Design[edit]

Clock tower of the House under the Globe, 1904–06

Mączyński's work includes (in Kraków
Kraków
unless otherwise noted):

Palace of Art (Pałac Sztuki or the Building of the Society of Friends of Fine Arts), Szczepański Square, 1898–1901 The "House Under the Globe" for the Kraków
Kraków
Chamber of Commerce,[2] with Tadeusz Stryjeński, 1904–06 Concert Hall of the Musical Society (1903–1906), now Stary Teatr im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej. Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1909–21 The Press Palace, originally as a Bazaar Polish SA department store, with Tadeusz Stryjeński, 1920-1921 Cathedral of Christ the King, Katowice, with architect Zygmunt Gawlik, begun 1927, completed 1955 Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1929–32 Piłsudski's Mound, 1934–37.[2]

References[edit]

^ Mączyński at www.Zakopane.eu Internet Archive. ^ a b Leonard Lepszy, Cracow, the royal capital of ancient Poland: its history and antiquities, page 11.

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