Chykalenko, Levko

Image - Victoria, Hanna, and Levko Chykalenko. Image - Levko and Victoria Chykalenko.

Chykalenko, Levko [Чикаленко, Левко; Čykalenko], b 3 March 1888 in Pereshory in Kherson gubernia, d 7 March 1965 in New York. Political and civic leader, archeologist, full member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society from 1932 and the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences from 1945; son of Yevhen Chykalenko and brother of Hanna Chykalenko-Keller. He studied with Fedir Vovk and collected archeological and ethnographical materials with him. He was an active member of the Ukrainian Social Democratic Workers' party and a member and secretary of the Central Rada and the Little Rada. In 1920 he emigrated to Poland, then Prague, France, Germany, and, in 1948, the United States. He wrote works on the Paleolithic Period ornaments and the Trypilian culture ceramics.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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