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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
Saraga Philip Saffer L.M. 1959 Current
Ruth Appleton Perkins Safford 1945 1975
Carl Folke Sahlin 1960 1976
Everett William Sahrbeck 1955 1993
Dorothy Salisbury 1942 1960
George Eurengy Samerjan L.M. 1953 2004
Paul Starrett Sample 1942 1974
Birger Sandzen 1942 1954
Joseph Santoro H.M. 1955 1998
Lily Saportas 1965 1977
Charles Nicholas Sarka L.M. 1928 1963
Napoleon Sarony 1867 1871
Walter Satterlee 1873 1908
Wells M. Sawyer 1942 1960
Martha Sawyers 1952 1978
Herbert H. Scheffel 1946 1962
Alice Schille 1921 1960
Alexander Schilling 1894 1939
William Schimmel L.M. 1955 1989
Betty-Lou P. Schlemm D.F. 1964 Current
Albert Felix Schmidt 1907 1950
W. G. Schneider 1904 1917
Theophile Schneider 1942 1960
Arthur Schneider 1907 1942
Charles Schorre 1962 1996
Viktor Schreckengost L.M. 1955 2008
Lloyd Schulz 1956 2000
George H. Schuyler 1950 2004
Morton R. Schwartz 1949 1950
Edwin Schwartz 1965 Current
Andrew Thomas Schwartz 1915 1942
Gertrude Schweitzer L.M. 1935 1989
Bruce Martin Scott 1963 Current
Emily Maria Spaford Scott na 1915
William Wallace Scott 1871 1905
Taber Sears 1913 1950
Alice Seipp 1941 1979
Henry Bill Selden 1929 1934
Rhoda Low Seoane 1953 1990
Zoltan Sepeshy N.A. 1957 1966
Carl Georg Setterberg 1946 1983
Thomas Sgouros D.F. 1957 Current
Irving Shapiro 1959 1994
Sydney Dale Shaw 1916 1946
Millard Sheets D.M., H.M. 1941 1989
George F. Shelton 1875 1938
Rosina Emmet Sherwood 1921 1951
Arthur R. Shilstone 1957 Current
Walter Shirlaw 1880 1909
Paul Shively L.M. 1943 1987
Harriet H. Shoup 1961 1971
Roswell Morse Shurtleff 1875 1915
Francis Augustus Silva 1873 1886
Marion L. Simmons 1942 1980
Grant M. Simon 1947 1960
Barbara Simons 1953 1960
Lawrence Philip Sisson 1956 1971
Wong Siuling 1950 1988
Sigurd Skou 1925 1929
William Thomas Smedley 1886 1920
George Henry Smillie 1868 1921
James D. Smillie N.A., P.A. 1867 1909
Nellie S. J. Smillie 1883 1927
William Arthur Smith N.A. P.A.W 1944 1989
Walter H. Smith 1963 1991
Minna Walker Smith 1942 1959
Jacob Getlar Smith 1944 1958
Howard Everett Smith L.M. 1912 1970
Henry Pember Smith 1880 1907
Flora Smith 1950 1974
Francis Hopkinson Smith 1873 1915
Charles Green Smith H.M. 1950 1960
Henry Bayley Snell 1894 1943
George Snell 1868 1902
Florence Francis Snell 1921 1946
Syd Solomon 1954 1963
Vita P. Solomon 1965 2005
Ben Solowey 1946 1978
Frank Soltesz 1967 1987
Albert H. Sonn 1916 1936
William Louis Sonntag 1883 1900
Paul M. Souza 1965 Current
W. E. Spader 1923 1954
D. Alanson Spencer 1947 1999
Leontine G. Spencer 1942 1965
Enid Spidell L.M. 1935 1973
Lt. Col. William McK. Spierer 1947 1965
Lee Splivalo 1957 1963
Mrs. Mac Squires 1960 1971
Walt Stan L.M. 1963 Current
Clayton Henri Staples 1942 1978
William Edward B. Starkweather L.M. 1922 1969
Roslyn Starr 1963 1978
Harve Stein L.M. 1941 1996
Caroline Stern 1942 1967
Albert Edward Sterner 1892 1946
Arno Sternglass 1952 1960
W. Lester Stevens N.A. 1942 1961
Don Stone D.F. 1963 Current
Edward R. Strawbridge L.M. 1941 2004
Paul Strisik 1964 1998
William Strosahl H.M., D.F. 1953 2001
Clara Stroud 1941 1984
Harriet Sturtevant 1963 1978
Arthur Sudler 1950 1968
Gene Sullivan 1969 1984
Sandy Sutherland L.M. 1952 1990
Robert L. Sutton 1956 1963
William Swanberg 1954 1960
Byron W. Sweet 1955 1973
Valerie Swenson 1950 1964
H. Vance Swope 1924 1926
Ida Pond Sylvester 1936 1936
James Symington 1875 1920
         
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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