Jephta P. Drachman, an artist and former president of the Shriver Hall Concert Series, died Thursday of Parkinson’s disease at her Stevenson home. She was 81.
The former Jephta Piatigorsky was born in Paris, the daughter of Gregor Piatigorsky, a famed Russian cellist, and his wife Jacqueline de Rothschild, a member of the noted Franco-German Rothschild banking family.
With the coming of World War II, they left Paris in 1939 and sailed for New York aboard one the last liners to depart Le Havre. They settled in Elizabethtown, N.Y., and later lived in Philadelphia before moving in 1949 to Los Angeles.
She was a 1955 graduate of then-Westlake School in Los Angeles, where she...