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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
C. S. Kaelin 1922 1936
Louis J. Kaep H.M. 1948 1991
Robert E. Kaiser 1966 1981
Samuel Kamen 1949 1996
Jeannette Kann 1955 1962
Alfred Kappes 1881 1894
William Kat na na
William J. Kaula 1942 1954
Theodore (Ted) Kautzky N.A. 1942 1953
Hilde B. Kayn A.N.A. 1942 1950
George C. Keegan 1963 1965
Arthur I. Keller 1900 1925
Helen Keller H.M. 1949 1968
Janet Reid Kellogg 1942 1972
Richard Kelsey 1957 1978
Norman Kent 1948 1972
Norman Kenyon 1951 1993
Lenard Kester 1957 1997
Mabel Key na 1926
Alfred Khouri 1961 1962
Atsushi Kikuchi 1956 2003
B. Cory Kilvert 1938 1946
Charles R. Kinghan H.M. 1950 1984
Dong Kingman D.M., H.M. 1948 2000
Edward Klauck 1948 1960
Alonzo Klaw 1918 1942
Gene Klebe L.M. 1964 1985
William Fair Kline 1920 1931
Bernard Klonis 1948 1957
Arnold W. Knauth L.M. 1950 Current
A. H. Knighton-Hammond L.M. 1929 1970
Ruth Kobler 1962 1978
Mina Kocherthaler H.M. 1961 1996
Alvin Koehler 1942 1946
John R. Koopman 1926 1951
Alexander Kortner L.M. 1954 2000
Emil Jeanne Kosa Jr. L.M. 1940 1968
Ann Kovach 1964 1996
Arthur M. Kraft 1948 1955
Florian G. Kraner 1965 1976
Frederick P. Krause 1954 1981
Louis Kronberg N.A. 1922 1960
Morrie Kuramoto 1954 1979
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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