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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
Anthony J. Vaiksnoras 1955 1973
Jack Vallee 1963 1971
Clara D. Van Benschoten 1942 1969
Hendrik-Dirk Kruseman Van Elten 1867 1904
Henry A. Van Ingen 1867 1899
Alexander T. Van Laer N.A., P.A. 1908 1920
Oscar Van Young 1954 1960
James Dowell Vance 1953 2007
Roger Vernam 1963 1992
Robert Vickrey D.F. 1953 Current
Margaret Van Pelt Vilass L.M. 1942 1995
James A. Villani 1942 1967
Patricia A. Villemain 1947 1955
Tom Vincent 1960 1971
Edward Charles Volkert 1913 1935
Kathleen Voute 1942 1973
S. Peter Wagner L.M. 1935 1968
Anne A. Waldron 1942 1954
Horatio O. Walker 1888 1938
Jean L. Walker 1961 1992
Hans Axel Walleen H.P., P.A. 1952 1977
Charles Caleb Ward 1871 1896
Everett L. Warner 1912 1963
Ferdinand Warren N.A. 1944 1960
Albert T. Warsaw 1954 1985
Kenneth Washburn 1944 1960
Marcus A. (Mark) Waterman 1867 1914
Howard N. Watson 1963 Current
Jay Weaver 1942 1960
Norman Webb 1963 1995
Aileen O. Webb 1942 1979
Eileen Vanderbilt Webb 1961 1967
Larry Webster D.F., L.M. 1964 2007
Reynold Weidenaar 1966 1985
Robert Walker Weir H.M. 1868 1889
J. Alden Weir 1885 1919
Charles Dater Weldon 1883 1935
John Wenger 1941 1976
John C. Wenrich 1955 1970
Murray J. Wentworth D.F. 1964 Current
Harry Alan Weston na 1931
John Potter Wheat 1953 1970
Frederic Whitaker N.A., H.P. 1942 1980
Walter L. White L.M. 1942 1963
Doris White D.F. 1961 1996
Belle Cady White 1930 1945
Edgar Whitney L.M. 1955 1987
Helen S. Whittemore 1942 1954
William J. Whittemore A.N.A. 1891 1955
John Whorf N.A. 1948 1959
Max Wieczorek 1942 1958
John Carleton Wiggins 1875 1932
Lawrence Nelson Wilbur L.M., D.F. 1942 1988
Frank N. Wilcox 1956 1964
Irving Ramsey Wiles 1887 1948
Loran Frederick Wilford L.M. 1930 1972
Roy E. Wilhelm 1948 1954
Peggy Dodds Williams 1942 1960
John Scott Williams L.M. 1921 1976
John Alonzo Williams N.A. 1925 1951
Merton Willmore 1954 1974
Florence Dunn Wilmer 1953 1984
Harriet B. Wilson 1946 1972
Andrew Winter N.A. 1939 1958
Lumen Martin Winter 1957 1982
Elizabeth R. Withington 1942 1962
Milton L. Wolsky 1948 1962
Frederick Wong 1961 Current
Tyrus Yu Wong 1949 1993
Thomas W. Wood P.N.A., P. 1867 1903
Harrie Wood 1933 1941
Charles Herbert Woodbury 1912 1940
Stanley Wingate Woodward L.M. 1932 1978
Howard L. Worner 1955 2006
James Couper Wright 1954 1969
Catherine Morris Wright H.M., L.M. 1930 1988
Alexander Helwig Wyant 1867 1892
Andrew Wyeth D.M., H.M. 1941 Current
Cullen Yates 1906 1945
Alex F. Yaworski L.M. 1954 1997
Elmer E. Young 1942 1981
Mahonri Young N.A. 1942 1957
George A. Zabriskie H.M. 1944 1951
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Mason W. Zimmerman 1921 1942
Nicola Ziroli 1957 1970
Rufus Fairchild Zogbaum 1889 1925
Milford Zornes L.M. 1948 2008
         
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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