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Margery Nahl

 (1908 - 1997)
Margery Nahl was active/lived in California.  Margery Nahl is known for portrait, still life, landscape.

Margery Nahl

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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 settling in Pasadena in 1959, she remained there until her death on Sept. 10, 1997. Her work includes still lifes, portraits, landscapes, and figure studies. Exh: Paris Salon, 1929, 1931; American Women Painters (Paris), 1932; SF AA and SF Women Artists, 1930s; Berkeley Women's City Club, 1933; Courvoisier Gallery (SF), 1933, 1935; SF Women Artists, 1933; SF Art Center, 1936; SFMA, 1938; LA AA, 1944; San Gabriel Artists, 1952; Galerie Bernheim-Jeune (Paris), 1961, 1963 (solos); Manhattan Gallery (Pasadena), 1965. In: SFMA.

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About  Margery Nahl

Born:  1908 - Berkeley, California
Died:   1997 - Pasadena, California
Known for:  portrait, still life, landscape