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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
Ethel Rabin 1967 1981
Henry W. Ranger N.A. 1887 1916
Will Rannells 1942 1946
Lois Rapp 1963 1992
Saul Raskin L.M. 1933 1966
Seward Hume Rathbun 1942 1966
Sherman H. Raveson L.M. 1938 1974
Albert Leighton Rawson 1867 1867
Nicholas Reale 1961 1984
J. George Recca 1942 1960
Maclvor Reddie 1964 1967
Edward A. Reep 1954 1966
F. K. M. Rehn N.A. 1891 1914
Charles Stanley Reinhart A.N.A. 1877 1896
Winold Reiss 1944 1954
Lionel S. Reiss 1944 1990
Paul Remmy 1955 1957
Peter G. Reuter 1965 1973
Henry Reuterdahl 1909 1912
Grant Reynard L.M. 1937 1968
M. R. Rhodes 1962 1967
Jerri Knauth Ricci 1945 1996
William T. Richards N.A. 1874 1905
Walter Du Bois Richards L.M. 1951 2006
J. Phillip Richards 1959 1991
Charles H. Richert 1942 1947
Raymond Ridabock 1956 1970
Art Riley 1966 1998
Aiden Lassell Ripley L.M. 1941 1969
Victor W. Ritchie 1959 1966
William Ritschel N.A. 1909 1949
Ilse Ritter 1959 1962
Horace Wolcott Robbins N.A. 1873 1904
Lucille H. Roberts 1951 1952
Marie MacDonnell Roberts 1962 Current
Morton Roberts A.N.A. 1951 1963
Ethel C. Robertson 1951 1971
William S. Robinson N.A., P.A. 1898 1945
Theodore Robinson 1891 1897
Florence Robinson 1921 1937
Alexander Charles Robinson 1908 1941
Robert Roche 1955 2006
John Rogers 1945 1985
Jay Roland 1945 1960
Frederick Rondel 1867 1892
Mary Ronin 1959 1992
Ogden N. Rood 1867 1877
Alexander Ross 1955 1990
Joseph Rossi H.M. 1956 2004
Michael Rossi D.F. 1966 1992
Rubi Roth L.M. 1966 1997
Ernest D. Roth N.A.. 1919 1960
Peter Rotier 1942 1963
Norman Guthrie Rudolph L.M. 1942 1985
Elizabeth Ryan L.M. 1956 Current
Chauncey F. Ryder N.A.. 1912 1949
Margery A. Ryerson L.M. 1948 1989
Rusell Rypsam L.M. 1943 2004
         
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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