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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
Josephine Paddock 1946 1963
Allen I. Palmer 1942 1950
Walter L. Palmer N.A. 1891 1932
Phil Paradise A.N.A. 1955 1960
James Wingate Parr 1949 1960
Clara Weaver Parrish 1921 1925
Douglass E. Parshall 1960 1990
Charles Parsons A.N.A. 1872 1910
Arthur Parton N.A. 1883 1914
Henry S. Patterson 1939 1959
Charles Robert Patterson L.M. 1922 1969
Helen L. Peabody 1942 1948
Clara Elsene Peck 1931 1967
James E. Peck 1948 1960
Liang Peiling 1961 1997
Gerry Peirce 1957 1969
John C. Pellew H.M., D.F. 1949 1993
Rudolph Pen 1963 1989
Edward Penfield 1907 1927
A. Sheldon Pennoyer 1942 1957
Charles H. Pepper 1942 1950
Harley Perkins 1942 1944
Granville Perkins 1876 1896
C. Robert Perrin L.M. 1957 2004
E. Wood Perry N.A. 1877 1915
Raymond Perry 1922 1946
Carl William Peters 1952 1980
Gordon Peters L.M. 1966 Current
Norton Peterson 1966 1975
Martin M. Peterson 1942 1947
A. Conway Peyton 1919 1936
Bertha Menzler Peyton 1921 1947
Jane Peterson Philipp 1921 1966
Donald Pierce 1956 1962
Marion L. Pierce 1942 1946
John Pike 1941 1979
Henry Clarence Pitz H.M., L.M. 1933 1976
Alethea Hill Platt 1921 1932
Charles A. Platt 1889 1933
Ogden Minton Pleissner H.M., L.M. 1939 1983
Robert Plumb 1967 1985
Charles E. Pont 1942 1946
Alfred Easton Poor H.M. 1942 1988
Katherine P. Porter 1963 1991
George Post 1954 1997
Wm. Merritt Post A.N.A. 1898 1935
Maurice Potter 1955 1991
Edward H. Potthast N.A. 1900 1927
Arthur J. Powell N.A. 1930 1954
Ivan P. Pranishnikoff 1878 1912
Gregorio Prestopino 1959 1960
Carol Dudley Prichett 1940 1994
A. Phimister Proctor 1896 1946
Edward A. Psolka 1965 1967
Grace Huntley Pugh 1963 2003
Earl Purdy 1966 1971
         
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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