Iris Honor MacKown
(1903 - 1988)
Iris Honor MacKown was active/lived in California, Washington / England. Iris MacKown is known for watercolor painting, interior design, teaching.
Biography Iris Honor MacKown
MacKown, Iris 1903–1988
Iris Honor Sykes was born in Norwich, England, on May 12, 1903, the daughter of Auguste Bertram Sykes and Honor (Maltwood) Sykes. In 1910, with her mother and brother; she immigrated to the United States to join her father, who had arrived earlier. The family settled in Tacoma, Washington. In 1921, she enrolled at the University of Washington in Seattle, from which she graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1924. After graduation, she began work as a teacher in the Tacoma area schools, and in 1926, she moved to Santa Monica, and resumed her teaching career in art.
Her first marriage in 1928 to Mervin R. Good ended in divorce in 1931. In the early 1930s she is listed as operating he
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