MP-J belonged to a family of celebrated artists. She was a daughter of Wojciech Kossak, granddaughter of Juliusz Kossak and sister of Magdalena Samozwaniec.

MP-J’s poetry has been often set to music. The most iconic performances have been by the great singer Ewa Demarczyk with music composed by Zygmunt Konieczny. Here she blended lyrics from the volume Kisses (Pocałunki)


And here Ewa Demarczyk’s singing is accompanied by images of M P-J’s family life and her art. [Youtube/ Uploaded by oriana379/ music by Zygmunt Konieczny]


On 9 July 2015, the anniversary of her death, we visited Maria’s grave in Manchester.