Born in Oakland, CA on May 14, 1883. During the 1890s Drinkwater was a pupil of William Keith at his Friday night sessions held in his home in Berkeley. In 1910 she married John F. Shuman and painted for a few years after establishing a home in Berkeley. A cerebral hemorrhage ended her life there on May 14, 1935.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Keith, Old Master of California
(Brother Cornelius); SF Call, 7-14-1910, 6/2; Death record.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here