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First ONE Hundred Years Members

This list of Signature Members* from the first hundred years of AWS is based on information presented in "History of the American Watercolor Society, the First 100 Years" by Ralph Fabri. The book was written in celebration of the Society's 100th Anniversary in 1966.

We are aware that the list may contain some inaccuracies. Terminal dates of membership are largely dates of death which can easily be off by a year. They are recorded in the Annual Catalog, published to coincide with the Annual Exhibition each spring. If a member died after publication, it would be recorded in the following year's catalog. To avoid further delay, we concurred that users in search of specific artists who discover an error will surely contact us, and we encourage you to do so. This reference material is a work in progress, and it is our goal to eventually have it current. It can never be complete as it is as alive as the Society itself. We hope to initiate other research sources; unfortunately, they will not be able to reach so far into our history.

We extend our thanks and appreciation to all who gave countless hours to this project.

Janet Walsh, President Emeritus

*Signature Members were referred to as "Active" until recently. Today, membership categories are Signature Member, one who has earned membership through competition in the Annual Exhibitions, and Sustaining Associate Member, a membership open to any and all who wish to be supportive of the Society and the art of watercolor painting. The Society holds each in high regard and actively pursues growth and development in both categories.

Click on a letter below to access the alphabetical Hundred Years members list:

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First Middle Last Honors From Until
Standish Backus, Jr. 1955 1989
LaForce Bailey 1936 1955
Merrill A. Bailey 1943 1981
A. H. Baldwin 1875 1895
Harry R. Ballinger 1954 1993
Henry A. Bancel 1937 1961
Arthur J. Barbour L.M. 1962 2006
Sara Bard L.M. 1929 1971
Robert Barrett 1964 1984
A. Charles Barton 1954 1982
Loren Roberta Barton 1941 1975
Marion D. Harris Barton 1947 1960
Charles Basing 1917 1933
Rutledge Bate 1945 1960
Warren Baumgartner N.A. 1941 1963
Bertha E. Baxter L.M. 1922 1967
Gifford Beal N.A. 1910 1955
Reynolds Beal 1908 1951
Cecil Calvert Beall 1956 1971
Francis H. Beaugureau L.M. 1953 2003
Arthur Beaumont L.M. 1925 1963
Carroll (James) Beckwith 1882 1918
James Beckwith 1954 1960
Hilda Belcher N.A. 1921 1963
A. F. Bellows N.A. 1867 1893
Antimo Beneduce 1944 1975
Rainey Bennett 1955 1966
Frank C. Bensing 1943 1984
Frank W. Benson N.A. 1925 1951
Harriet Berenson 1957 1976
Sandor Bernath 1923 1945
Louis E. Bernecker 1918 1937
Sylvia Bernstein 1959 1990
Dante Bertoni 1959 1993
Leonard Besser 1958 1966
Donald Bester 1950 1982
Edward Betts D.F. 1951 2008
Evelin Montague Bicknell 1909 1936
Walter Biggs N.A. H.M. 1939 1968
Sally Cross Bill 1942 1951
Carroll Bill L.M. 1941 1972
John I. Bindrum 1942 1973
Emil J. Bistram 1930 1936
Morris Atkinson Blackburn 1958 1979
Robert Blair 1944 1960
Preston Blair 1946 1995
Lee Everett Blair L.M., D.F. 1940 2000
Arnold A. Blanch H.M. 1958 1968
E. H. Blashfield P.N.A. 1884 1936
Walton Blodgett 1931 1963
Robert Blum N.A. 1883 1903
E. L. Blumenschein N.A. 1913 1944
D. Jeanne Boardman 1956 1960
Albert Bobbett 1874 1892
Robert W. Bode 1955 1997
Bogomir Bogdanovic L.M., D.F. 1967 Current
Theodore Bolton 1942 1946
Harry Bonath 1955 1976
Sergei Bongart D.F. 1963 1985
Jack Bookbinder 1960 1990
Jessie Arms Botke 1955 1971
George Henry Boughton N.A. 1874 1905
Gertrude B. Bourne 1922 1957
Minerva Brooks Bourne 1946 1954
Harriette Bowdoin 1942 1948
Alexander Bower N.A. 1946 1952
Betty Miller Bowes D.F. 1956 2007
Rutherford Boyd 1933 1951
Robert Brackman 1951 1980
Carolyn G. Bradley 1929 1954
Constance C. Bradshaw 1966 Current
Glenn R. Bradshaw 1958 Current
Joan Irving Brandt 1955 1995
Rexford Brandt H.M. D.F. 1943 2000
Sophie M. Brannan 1942 1957
Gladys Brannigan 1942 1944
Paul Bransom 1941 1979
Harold Breul 1944 1967
Anna Richard Brewster 1942 1946
Alf (Alfred) Thompson Bricher 1873 1908
Fidelia Bridges A.N.A. 1875 1923
Walter Brightwell 1967 2005
James Brockway 1942 1949
Wallace E. Brodeur 1956 1995
Carl Broemel L.M. 1944 1987
Walter Brown 1867 1892
Roy Brown N.A. P.A.W 1917 1956
J. G. Brown N.A. P.A.W 1867 1912
Gertrude G. Brown 1942 1958
Frank A. Brown 1942 1960
George Elmer Browne N.A. 1916 1946
Matilda Browne 1921 1942
Syd Browne A.N.A. 1939 1960
Colleen Browning 1954 1959
Mary Bryan 1954 1978
Alden Bryan 1965 2002
Mary Bryant 1955 na
Richard Brzozowski 1964 Current
Emily Goldsmith Buck L.M. 1967 1994
Rudolf Bundas 1955 2003
Andrew Fisher Bunner 1881 1898
Arnold Burchess 1960 1992
Charles Burchfield N.A., H.M. 1952 1966
Sydney R. Burleigh 1916 1931
Gilbert Burling 1867 1892
Cameron Burnside 1945 1954
Ranulph Bye D.F. 1954 2003
         
Legend of Honors for First One Hundred Years Members Listing
Dolphin Fellow D.F.
Dolphin Medalist D.M.
Honorary Member H.M.
Honorary President H.P.
Honorary Vice President H.V.P.
Life Member L.M.
President, AWS P.A.W.S.
President Emeritus P.E.
Associate Nat'l Academician A.N.A.
National Academician N.A.
President National Academy P.N.A.
 

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