Born in Newport, KY in 1867. O'Kane studied at the ASL in NYC and in London with Frank Brangwyn. She settled in Los Angeles in the late 1880s, and by 1911 was an art teacher at the State Normal School there. She was active in Los Angeles through the mid-1920s. Her rare works include landscapes and floral still lifes. Member: Society of FA of So. Calif. Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1891-96; World's Columbian Expo (Chicago), 1893; Chamber of Commerce (LA), 1894; Bryson Block (LA), 1895; Elliott's Art Store (LA), 1897; Blanchard Hall (LA), 1899; Ruskin Art Club (LA), 1904; Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909; Fine Arts League (LA), 1909.
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