- Krystyna Zachwatowicz
Krystyna Zachwatowicz-Wajda (1930–), born Krystyna Zachwatowicz, is a Polish
scenographer, costume designerand actress. She is a daughter of architect and restorer Jan Zachwatowiczand Maria Chodźko h. Kościesza and wife of film director Andrzej Wajda. Member of the Polish Film Academy [cite web
title=Członkowie Polskiej Akademii Filmowej
work=Polskie Nagrody Filmowe
accessdate=2007-05-12] . She is a co-founder (with A. Wajda) of Centre of Japanese Art and Technology "Manggha" in
Zachwatowicz was born on
May 16 1930in Warsaw, Poland. She graduated the History of Art faculty at the Jagiellonian Universityin Kraków(1952) and Scenography faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków(1958)Cite encyclopedia
accessdate=2007-05-12 pl icon] . In 1958 she made her own debut as a scenographer in
Marin Držić's "Rzymska kurtyzana" at the stages of Teatr Zagłębiain Sosnowiec. In 1960 she moved to Sosnowiec, where she was associated with student's theatre near the Silesian University of Technologyin Gliwice. There she designed a scenography to Witold Gombrowicz's "The Wedding" ( _pl. Ślub) directed by Jerzy Jarocki. Zachwatowicz was cooperated with Jarocki also in other spectacles, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz's "The Mother" (1964, 1972; _pl. Matka) and "The Shoemakers" (1971; _pl. Szewcy) in The Old Theatre, Kraków. In The Old Theatre she made scenography projects to several spectacles directed by Konrad Swinarski: Zygmunt Krasiński's "The Un-Divine Comedy" (1965; _pl. Nie-Boska Komedia), William Shakespeare's " A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1970) and directed by Andrzej Wajda: Stanisław Wyspiański's "November Night" (1974; _pl. Noc listopadowa), Fyodor Dostoevsky's " Crime and Punishment" (1984), William Shakespeare's " HamletIV" (1989).
From 1958 to 1970s Zachwatowicz was an actress of
Kraków's Piwnica pod Baranami, where she created a legendary portrait of "the first naive" ( _pl. pierwsza naiwna)cite web
publisher=Instytut Adama Mickiewicza
language=Polish] . She cooperated with theatres in Kraków:
The Groteska Puppet, Mask and Actor Theatreand The Ludowy Theatrein Warsaw: Dramatyczny Theatreand Polish Theatre, and in Wrocław's Polish Theatre.
* 1994: Silver Medal "Cracoviae Marenti" for contribution in
Kraków, for founding Manggha(with Andrzej Wajdaand Karolina Lanckorońska).
* 1995: Golden Laurel of "
Przekrój" "for the second Japan" (with Andrzej Wajda).
* 1999: Knight's Cross of The Order of Polonia Restituta.
Polish Film Awardsnominee (with Magdalena Biedrzycka) in category of Costume Design for "The Revenge" film.
* "K.I. Gałczyński" (1967), directed by
* "Nastazja" (1994), directed by
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Zachwatowicz, Krystyna (birth name)
SHORT DESCRIPTION=scenographer, costume designer, actress
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