modernist heroines

modernist heroines

north west heroines of the 20th century

Mitzi Cunliffe

Mitzi Solomon CunliffePosted by Maureen Tue, March 01, 2011 15:18:14

an American sculptor who was a long resident in Didsbury.

She was most famous for designing the golden trophy in the shape of a theatrical mask that would go on to represent the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and be presented as the BAFTA award.

Locally she also designed the mural on the Heaton Park Pumping Station & Cosmos 1 on the Owens Park Student Tower.


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Posted by Jack Hale Tue, March 01, 2011 17:24:42

Here's Mitzi being presented with a special version of her own BAFTA mask - http://www.bafta.org/archive/history/the-bafta-mask,123,BA.html