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Franciszek Masiak

Full name: Franciszek Masiak
Gender: Male
Born: October 3, 1906 in Powsinie, Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
Died: April 5, 1983 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Polish sculptor Franciszek Masiak received an Honorable Mention at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in the sculpture category of the Art Competitions for his work Pływak (Float). He had already participated four years earlier at Los Angeles.

Masiak studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa, where he became an assistant from 1947-50 in the Monumental Sculpture Studio. He produced reliefs in plaster, clay, stone, wood and bronze. Some of his works of the interwar period and occurred during World War II were destroyed. He often sculpted depictions of patriotic themes and martyrdom, as can be seen in some of his monuments, such as the Monument to the Victims of Auschwitz, the Monument for the Heroes of Warszawa, the Monument for Struggle and Martyrdom in Bydgoszcz, or the Monument for the Fallen Heroes of the 7th Regiment Infantry.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event Poland POL AC
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Poland POL HM
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Poland POL AC

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Art Competitions Poland Final Standings HM Pływak
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Art Competitions Poland Final Standings AC Łyzwiarska

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Art Competitions Poland Final Standings AC Cup (silver)
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