Born in San Jose, CA on May 17, 1909. O'Keefe was a graduate of San Jose Teachers College and the CSFA. From the 1920s she painted watercolors of the orchards and fruit pickers of Silicon and Santa Clara valleys. A spinster and lifelong resident of San Jose, she died on Jan. 16, 1997. Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1937-40; San Jose Art League, 1997 (memorial).
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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