(1877 - 1936)
Grace Gebbie Wiederseim Drayton was active/lived in New York. Grace Drayton is known for Illustration-cartoons, portrait, sculpture.
Grace at her drawing table
(undated photo courtesy of Janet Hays Austin).
Biography Grace Drayton
Grace Drayton (October 14, 1877 - 1936) .
Viola Grace Gebbie was born October 14, 1877, the third daughter of George Gebbie, a lithographer, who was Philadelphia's first art printer. She married Theodore E. Wiederseim, Jr., an employee of Ketterlinus Lithographic Manufacturing Company, in Philadelphia in 1904 and started signing her work "Grace Wiederseim or G G Wiederseim". She claimed to owe her "funny babies" to Wiederseim, who recognized her potential, but she divorced him in 1911. Divorce in the Catholic Church was forbidden; hers disgraced the whole family ." In 1911, Grace divorced Wiedersheim and married W. Heyward Drayton III, and started signing her work Grace Drayton. She divorced
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