Born in Berkeley, CA on Aug. 16, 1908. Margery's father, a mining engineer and architect, was the youngest son of Hugo W. Arthur Nahl. At age 12 she was taken to Europe for three years of study in Switzerland, Rome, and at the Academia of Martori Savini in Florence. After her European studies, she returned to California and continued at the CCAC where her uncle, Perham Nahl, was an instructor. In 1925 she joined her family in Paris for further study under Bissiere at Académie Ranson and with André Lhote. She traveled extensively in Europe, then in Mexico and the Orient before returning to San Francisco in the mid-1930s. She was the wife of Stephen Wilmans from 1931 until his death in 1978 and of then wed Wellslake Morse. After settli
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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