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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
Ralph Fabri 1962 1975
John Mackie Falconer 1867 1903
Walter Farndon N.A., L.M. 1922 1964
Henry Farrer 1867 1903
Thomas Charles Farrer 1867 1892
Dr. George Feldman 1942-55 1957-60
Hilda Feldman 1945 1979
Harry (Henry) Fenn 1867 1911
Edythe Ferris 1931 1954
Mary Danforth Ferris na na
Bob Fink 1940 1960
Anna Fisher 1921 1942
Mac S. Fisher L.M. 1959 1999
Benjamin Rutherford Fitz na 1891
Edmond James FitzGerald H.P., H.M. 1950 1989
Raymond A. Fitzgerald Jr. 1955 2003
Sir William Russell Flint H.M. 1941 1970
Jade Fon 1967 1983
Ruth Van Sickle Ford L.M. 1954 1989
William Forsyth 1922 1948
Ben Foster N.A. 1909 1926
Greta Frank L.M. 1959 2000
Antonio Frasconi A.N.A. 1958 1960
John A. Fraser 1868 1898
Alfred Fredericks 1867 1907
Frederick W. Freed na na
Robert Freeman na 1963
Frederick W. Freer 1883 1908
Robert Freiman 1956 1963
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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