Unveiled last month on ul. Wojciechowskiego 15, one of Warsaw’s latest murals has found itself trending nationally after being featured in the country’s favorite design portal, White Mad.
Titled ‘the Seven Women of Ursus’, the XL artwork was commissioned as part of the city’s Civic Budget. Speaking at the official reveal, the local Mayor, Bogdan Olesiński, said:
“Thanks to the residents’ votes cast in the civic budget, the district gained a mural that fits in the history of Ursus and enriches the aesthetics of the surrounding space. On the one hand, it is an independent artistic expression that creates another point on the map of Ursus murals, on the other, it wonderfully commemorates the extraordinary history of the Mechanical Works, and, consequently, of Ursus itself.”
Executed by artist Marcin Czaja, the mural celebrates the seven women credited with the establishment of the Ursus Factory. Founded in 1893 by three engineers and four businessmen, it was financed by the dowry earnings of their seven daughters and it is they that are honored by the mural.
First producing exhaust engines and then metal fittings destined for the Tsar, the factory later earned national fame producing tractors.