University Museums

Title: Catherine Josephine MacKay, Dean, Home Economics 1912-1921
Name: Portrait
Date: 1930
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60 x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm)
Marks: Lower right corner: J. Mather 1930 (in red).
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Gift of family of Catherine MacKay. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Location: Iowa State University, MacKay Hall
Object Number: U96.3
More Information
Catherine MacKay was born Catherine McKay and had five brothers and two sisters. She was born in Tiverton, Province of Ontario, Canada on February 24, 1871. Her family was Scottish. She died in her brother's home in Winnipeg on August 22, 1921 while on leave from Iowa State College. McKay was President of the American Home Economics Association from 1916-1918.