1 Volume, 1 volume, circa 300 items on 1 microfilm reel.
The collection is arranged as two series: Series 1: Scrapbook, circa 1983-1996 Series 2: Unbound Materials, 1953-1996, undated
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
The Scull family scrapbook dates from 1953-1996 and comprises approximately 300 items including photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material regarding the artwork and public appearances of Haydée, Sahara, and Michael Scull.
Scull family scrapbook, 1953-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection is available only on 35 mm microfilm reel 5142 at the Archives of American Art and through interlibrary loan.
Twin sisters Haydée and Sahara Scull were born in Havana, Cuba, and studied painting and sculpture at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Alejandro in Havana. They are best known for their humorous three-dimensional paintings and sculptures of Old Havana and trendy South Beach. Haydée's son Michael, born in 1953, collaborated with his mother and aunt as a teenager. He left Cuba in 1967 to study art in Canada, and subsequently settled in Miami. In 1969 Haydée and her daughter Elizabeth (born 1957) joined Michael in Miami and in 1973 Sahara left Cuba for Miami. They established their permanent residence and studio in the art deco district of Miami Beach. Most of their work is commissioned for private collections.
The collection was loaned to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1997 by Haydée and Sahara Scull and returned to them after filming.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001