Margaret Nash (née Odeh)(1887?-1960), Writer and suffragette; wife of Paul Nash; daughter of N. Odeh
Sitter in 3 portraits
Margaret was born in Jerusalem and spent her childhood in Cairo,before marrying the artist Paul Nash in 1913. Shortly after moving to London in 1908, she became involved in the Suffrage movement and the Tax Resistance League. One of the founding members of the Committee for Social Investigation and Reform, Margaret offered rehabilitation and opportunities for women working in prostitution. With funding from donors including Millicent Fawcett and Elizabeth Anderson, the Women’s Training Colony in Berkshire was established. Women could stay at the retreat and learn arts and crafts, such as millinery. The initiative was inspired by the Arts and Crafts objective to improve people's lives through craft.
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by Paul Nash
watercolour and pencil, circa 1913