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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
Lee Jackson 1959 1980
Leslie Jackson L.M. 1941 1989
Leonebel Jacobs 1942 1967
Louis Jambor 1944 1954
Frederic James 1955 1973
Sandra James 1944 1961
Philip Jamison D.F. 1957 Current
David Wu Ject-Key 1963 1968
Rixford Jennings L.M. 1943 1996
Lawrence N. Jensen D.F. 1966 2000
Paul Jepsen 1954 1988
William Jewell L.M. 1955 1997
Marion Jochimsen L.M. 1943 1996
Homer W. Johnson 1960 Current
Frank Tenney Johnson N.A. 1925 1939
Cecile R. Johnson L.M. 1961 Current
Avery Johnson L.M. 1952 1990
H. Bolton Jones 1883 1927
Francis C. Jones N.A. 1887 1932
Amy Jones 1954 1994
Alfred C. Jones 1869 1900
Lena E. Jordan 1942 1951
Isaac A. Josephi 1909 1936
Muriel B. Judd 1957 1996
Oscar H. Julius L.M. 1922 1966
Victor Julius 1923 1950
         
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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