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|Nina Scull was born in Leningrad, Russia and died in Linwood, New
Jersey on February 22, 1979. She was 80 years
old. She was
a well-known local artist and teacher who lived in Cape May, New Jersey
for thirty-three years and referred to herself as being "ageless" and
painting in "no proscribed style". Of her painting style, it was
written: "Although trained in the classical tradition, as is
shown by her painting and especially portraits, . . . she has
experimented with a more impressionist, fluid and mystical art
form." Some of her watercolors she described as "anthroposopical".|
Her studio and home were at 1117 New Jersey
Avenue, and among her possessions were artifacts, especially icons,
from her homeland of Czarist Russia where her father, John Woloshuk,
was a minister.
She first studied at the Imperial Academy of Art, but the Bolshevek
Revolution was tragic for her family, and they all came to the United
States. She attended the Art Students League in New York, the
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Corcoran School in
Washington DC and Columbia University.
Active in the local art colony from 1950, two of her contributions were
portraits of Cape May county judges that were hung in the main room of
the County Court House. Scull was an art educator, teaching in
public schools in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and was also an
In 1975, Nina received a Citation as the First Lady of the Year from
the American Federation of Women's Clubs. This Citation was for
establishing the first board walk art show in Cape May, and for
promoting art. She founded the Nina W. Scull Art Fellowship,
encouraging art appreciation, museum trips, art programs, etc.
She also exhibited at Montclair Museum; Associated Artists
Galleries; Allied Artists of America; Penn State College Galleries;
Glassboro, NJ State Teachers College; Ebensburg Art Building;
Haverford Junior College; Latrobe Public Schools; Somerset Court
House; Hall of Art Galleries; University of the South; Norfolk
Museum of Art; Columbia Art Association; Brooks Memorial Art
Gallery; Ogunquit Galleries; Da Vinci Alliance; Allied Artists of
Johnstown; Academy of Allied Arts, etc.; Philadelphia Art Alliance;
She also participated in a two-year traveling exhibition sponsored by
American Federation of Art.
She was a member of Art Alliance, Philadelphia; Allied Artists of
Pennsylvania; Fine Arts Club; Philadelphia and New Jersey Art Clubs;
Associated Artists; Provincetown Art Association; American Federation
of Art; Who's Who in American Art; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Fellowship; Who's Who in the East; New Jersey Artists and Sculptors;
Da Vinci Art Alliance; Plastic Art Club of Philadelphia; National
Artists Equity Assn.
She received awards as early as 1930.
Clipping from undated Cape May newspaper
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