Monument to Yuriy Fedkovych in Universytetska St
Tourists can find this bronze monument to the outstanding Bukovynian and Western-Ukrainian poet and writer in Universytetska St, near Buildings No.1 and 2 of the Chernivtsi National University.
This was installed in 1995, sculptured by V.Hamal and designed by I.Korotun.
Yuriy Fedkovych was born in Storonets-Putyliv (today's Putyla), Bukovyna, in 1834. His first set of poems was published in 1862. After Yuriy retired from the military service, he returned to his native village and became an active community worker there.
In his poetry Fedkovych combined the influence of the Western-Ukrainian romanticism and Bukovynian folklore. In 1876 the writer moved to Chernivtsi. In addition to his literature activities, he also was a columnist and the chief editor of Bukowina newspaper. And not only as a poet, but also as a prose and drama writer. Before the era of Ivan Franko, Fedkovych was the most talented and the most outstanding writer of Western Ukraine.
The poet died in 1888 in Chernivtsi where he was buried. Much later his name was given to a city street and to the Chernivtsi National University.