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  • “Old Lighthouse (Maine)” - oils

Elizabeth Twyeffort-Drake


The artist’s world travels for 25 years has given her the opportunity to develop her skill and interest in photography, mainly of architecture in historical places. She has made many presentations of her slides at hospitals garden clubs, churches and historical societies. She has won several prizes and has exhibited on island at The Kenneth Taylor Galleries, the Nantucket Garden Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution, all of which she is a member.

In addition to being a member of the Nantucket organizations, she is a member of The National Society of Colonial Dames, The Society of Women Geographers, The Pen and Brush Club (poetry section) and St. Thomas Church all of New York City.

Mrs. Drake has studied painting with Paul Longenecker at the James Hunt Barker Galleries for several summers. Her poems have been published periodically in The Inquirer and Mirror. She had a book of her poems, Boundless Isle, published by Poets Corner Press.

Her travels have taken her around the world to many countries, Labrador, The West Indies, British Isles, the Scandinavian countries, western Europe, north and east Africa, Ethiopia, Jordan, Turkey, Iran and Japan, to name a few.

Mrs. Drake was born and educated in New Jersey. She married the late Dr. Louis Hollenback Twyeffort in 1933 and spent several summers with him working for the International Grenfell Association. They lived en Spotted Island, Labrador, mainting a nursing station for the natives. The couple made their home in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania until moving to New York in 1959. She is the mother of two daughters, Susan T. Spoor of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Katherine T. Greene, a sculptress, of New Paltz, New York.

She married Thomas E. Drake in 1983.