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Okey, John Clark [Jack]
Original Letter, With His Only Etching, 1909, Paris
Paris: Jack Okey, 1909. Original Letter and Art . No Binding. Very Good/No Jacket. Nice Four Page Letter By Okey, , Discussing And Including His Only Etching, A Self Portrait, Which He Made In Paris. John Clark "Jack" Okey (June 3, 1889 - January 8, 1963) Was An American Art Director. He Was Raised In Los Angeles And Attended The Harvard School For Boys. After Leaving, He Was Given Instruction In Art By His Uncle, The California Artist, J. Bond Francisco. While He Was In His Early 20S, He Traveled To Paris With His Friend Stanton Macdonald Wright, And Spent Several Years There Studying Art. Around The Time Of His Marriage In 1913, He Became Involved In The Nascent Film Industry In The Los Angeles Area And Was Involved In The Design And Construction Of Some Of The Earliest Studios There. He Continued In The Film Industry As An Art Director Until His Retirement In 1959. In The Mid-1930S He Spent Several Years In England Working For Alexander Korda, Designing Studios For Him. After His Return To The United States, He Spent The Remainder Of His Active Career Working For Rko. He Was Nominated For Two Academy Awards For Art Direction, 1929 And 1944, But His Best Known Film Is "It'S A Wonderful Life".
Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books [U.S.A.]
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