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John Okey

 (1889 - 1963)
John Clark Okey was active/lived in California.  John Okey is known for Painter, portrait painter.

Biography   John Okey

Born in California on June 3, 1889. Okey studied in Los Angeles at the ASL, with J. Bond Francisco (his uncle), Joseph Greenbaum, and in 1909 accompanied Stanton MacDonald-Wright to Paris for further study. After his return to Los Angeles in 1910, he opened a studio and for 53 years worked as an art director for motion picture studios. He died in Hollywood, CA on Jan. 8, 1963. His paintings are rare. Exh: Blanchard Gallery (LA), 1912.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Death record.

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