Skoropadska, Yelysaveta

Skoropadska, Yelysaveta [Скоропадська, Єлисавета; Skoropads'ka, Jelysaveta; married name: Кужім; Kuzhim], b 27 November 1899 in Saint Petersburg, d 16 February 1976 in Obertsdorf, near Bremen, West Germany. Civic leader and sculptor; daughter of Hetman Pavlo Skoropadsky. She studied sculpture in Saint Petersburg before the Revolution of 1917. She continued her studies in the 1920s in Berlin and Florence. Her works were exhibited in Germany, Holland, Finland, and the United States. She assisted her father in his political activities as his private secretary, and in 1959 she assumed the leadership of the Hetmanite movement from her recently deceased sister, Mariia Skoropadska-Montresor, who had succeeded their brother, Danylo Skoropadsky.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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