Lee Weiss Studio, 106 Vaughn Court, Madison WI 53705, 608.238.2830


American Watercolor Society, Dolphin Fellow
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Fellow
National Watercolor Society

Watercolor Honor Society, Lifetime Achievement Award 2009
Wisconsin Visual Artists, Life Member
Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011

LEE WEISS • 106 VAUGHN COURT • MADISON, WI 53705 • (608) 238-2830 • Web: leeweiss.com • Email: lee@leeweiss.com

Adirondacks National Exh. of American Watercolors, Gold Medal 1990; Award 1999; Juror of Selection 2000.
American Watercolor Society, New York, Emily Lowe Memorial Award, 1966. (Member since 1967).
         AWS Henry Ward Ranger Fund Purchase Award 1967.
         AWS selected for Traveling Exhibition, 1967-68; 1969-70; 1970-71; 1976-77; 1987- 88;1991-92.
         AWS M.T. McKinnon Award 1973.
         AWS Australian Exchange Exhibition, 1975.
         AWS Demonstration, 1977.
         AWS High Winds Medal, 1978.
         AWS First Elected Membership Exhibition, April 1985.
         AWS Elected to Jury of Selection, 1987.
         AWS Elected as one of 50 by 500+ membership for Exh. at Union League Club, NY City, Nov., 1988.
         AWS Samuel Leitman Memorial Award, 1991; Named an AWS Dolphin Fellow, 1991.
Artist in Residence Rhinelander School of Arts, WI, 1989.
Elected a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, 1985 (1 of 50, all fields of endeavor).
Elected President of WATERCOLOR USA Honor Society 1987-88. (Vice-PresidentWHS, 1986).
Illinois Seven-State Regional Exhibition, Springfield, First Award, 1964; Second Award 1965
Knickerbocker Artists, New York, Medal of Honor for Watercolor, 1964.
Madison Art Center, Wisconsin, Best-of-Show, 2 Purchase Awards, 1963; Award, 1966.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Exhibition, The Milwaukee Journal Purchase Award.
National Air & Space Administration (NASA) Commission, 1984. (Attended space shuttle launch, painted impressions for NASA.)
         Selected travel exh. "Visions of Flight" touring 1988-91 by SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition).
National Academy of Design, N.Y.C., (invited), Certificate of Merit, 1981.
National Watercolor Oklahoma, Award, 1998; First Place Award, $1000, 2001
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., featured speaker, 1999.
National Watercolor Society, California, 1st Award, Membership Exh. 1982. (Member since 1965.)
         NWS, Membership Traveling Exhibition 1966-67.
         NWS, Invitational at National Academy of Design, New York City, 1971.
         NWS, Selected for Travel Exhibit 1968-69,1972-73; 1982-83; 1984-85; 1987-88.
         NWS, Elected Jury Chair 1983; Elected Jury of Selection 1992; Elected Chair Jury of Selection 2004.
         NWS/Philadelphia WS combined exh. 2002, Oakley Award.

         NWS Award and Selected for Travel Exhibit, 2012.

Philadelphia Watercolor Club Dawson Medal, 1970.
Rocky Mountain National, Colorado, Century Award of Merit 1978; Jeffco Award, 1979. Bus. Comm. Award, 1987.
San Diego Watercolor Society International Exh., Purchase Award 1985; Awards 1987, 1992, 1998.
Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, Chicago, First Purchase Award,1967; Hon. Men. 1969.
Utah State University Invitational Watercolor Exhibition, 1971, Purchase Award for Collection of USU.; Traveling, 1972-73.
WASH 17th Annual National, Houston TX, $1000 1st Award, 1993; 2nd Award, 2002.
WATERCOLOR U.S.A., John Singer Sargent Memorial Award, 1965; selected for Traveling Exhibition 1965.
         W/C U.S.A. First Purchase Award 1966; Traveling Exhibition 1966.
         W/C U.S.A. John Marin Memorial Award, 1967.
         W/C U.S.A. Winslow Homer Memorial Award, 1968.
         W/C U.S.A. California National Watercolor Society Award, 1971 and (2nd pntg.); Hon. Men. 1971.
         W/C U.S.A. John Singer Sargent Memorial Award 1975.
         W/C U.S.A. Invitational "Monumental Image" Exh. 1986.
         W/C U.S.A. Honor Society exh. "Watercolor Now!" selected for travel exh. 1987.
         Watercolor Wisconsin, Director's Choice Purchase Award 1996.
         W/C Wisconsin Award, 1967; First Award, 1968; Second Award, 1969.
         W/C Wisconsin, The Wisconsin Watercolor Society Award for Excellence, 1974.
         W/C Wisconsin, First Award, 1982; Awards 1983, 1984, 1987, 1989, 2001, 2002, 2005.
Waterloo Municipal Galleries, Iowa, Seven-State Regional, Awards 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968.
Who's Who in American Art, biography listed annually since 1970.
Who's Who in America, 1982 edition.
Windsong Galleries, Toronto, Canada, Invitational International W/C Exhibition, May 1985 (1 of 6 Americans).
Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors - Award, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, 1996; WP&S Award, Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI, 1997; WP&S Award, UW-Green Bay, Lawton Gallery, 1999.

Two paintings selected for the White House Rotating Exhibition Program by the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Inst., 1969-70. One painting selected for the White House, 1972-75.
One of 40 American artists chosen for the United States Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation Art Project, 1971; exhibited National Gallery of Art, March-May 1972, on tour U.S. museums 1972.
One of four Americans invited to the Rosoh-kai Watercolor Exh. in the Setagaya Museum, Tokyo, 1988, '89, '90, '94; in the Meguro Museum, Tokyo, in 1991, 1992; and in the Shinjuku-Ward Culture Center 1995, '96, '97, '98' '99.
Commissioned for 2004 Governor's Award in Support of the Arts.
One of 26 Americans in the 1st Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary International Watermedia Masters, Nanjing, China, '07.
Honorary Member of the Jiansu Watercolor Research Institute, Nanjing, China, 2007.

Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1991, 1993-1994, 1996.
California Place of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1962.
Canton Art Institute, Ohio, 6-7/1979.
Capital Lakes Gallery, Madison, WI, 2011.
Challis Galleries, Laguna Beach, California, 1977.
Charles Allis Art Museum, Semi-retrospective, Milwaukee, WI, 2003.
Chicago Botanic Garden, 7-9/1989.
Davenport Municipal Galleries, Iowa, 1967.
DeGraaf Fine Art, Chicago, 1984, 1985, 1988.
DeGraaf-Forsythe Galleries, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1984.
Distelheim Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, 1963, 1964.
Flair House Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1964.
Franz Bader Gallery, Washington D.C. , 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987.
Gallery Madison, 90, New York City, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991.
Garver Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008.
Gilman Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, 1968.
Jane Haslem Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin, 1969, 1971.
John Nelson Bergstrom Art Center, Neenah, Wisconsin, 7-8/1968.
Kenosha Public Museum, Wisconsin, 1965.
Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986.
Luther College, Decorah, IA, 2004.
Chas. H. MacN ider Museum, Mason City, Iowa, 1-2/1982.
Madison Art Center, Wisconsin, 1967, 1973.
Marine Plaza Gallery, Milwaukee, 1967, 1973.
Meriter Heights Gallery, Madison, WI, 2001, 2007.
Milwaukee Art Center, 1965.
Milwaukee Boerner Gardens Art Gallery, 1971.
Milwaukee Jewish Community Center, 2-3/1966.
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, 1963.
Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, 1989, 2000.
Naples Art Gallery, Florida, 1969, 1970.
Neville-Sargent Gallery, Chicago, 1990, 1992, 1994. (Moved to Libertyville, IL)
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI, 5-8/1996.
New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI, 6-8/1993.
Joyce Petter Gallery, Douglas, MI 1994, 1995, 1996.
Oehlschlaeger Galleries, Chicago, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980.
Ozaukee Art Center, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, 1981, 1988, 1995.
Rahr Civic Center Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1971.
Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, WI, 8-9/1985.
Rehoboth Beach Art League Gallery, Delaware, 1971.
Rochester Art Center, Minnesota, 1964.
Saginaw Museum of Art, Michigan, 1964.
San Jose Museum of Art, California, 1974.
Springfield Art Center, Ohio, 7-8/1984.
Thor Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky, 11968.
Uhlein-Peters Gallery, Milwaukee, WI,12/2004-2/2005.
University of Wisconsin, 1963.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1960.
Waterloo Municipal Galleries, Iowa, 1965, 1973.
West Bend Gallery of Fine Art, West Bend, WI, April, 1988.
Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, Wisconsin, 1972, 25 Year Retrospective, 8-9/1987.
Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, Wisconsin, 25th Anniversary of Watercolor Wisconsin, 1992

Academy of Professional Artists 1969 Invitational, St. Louis, Missouri.
Albuquerque Museum; "Layering, an Art of Time & Space", 1986.
Allied Artists of America, New York.
Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, February 1981, "Six Distinguished Wisconsin Watercolorists" 1986; 1998-99.
American Watercolor Society, New York (member, Dolphin Fellow).
Audubon Artists, New York.
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 1964, '66.
Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee (invitational) 3/1992, Featured Speaker.
Chateau de Tours, Tours, France. "Aquarelles Americaines" Exhibition 1987.
Chico State College Invitational Watercolor Exhibition, California, 1972.
Denver Art Museum, Colorado.
The Edward-Dean Museum, Riverside, California, 1978.
Glaxland Gallery, Sydney Australia (AWS) 1975.
Gump's Galleries, San Francisco, California.
Huntsville Museum of Art, AL 2000.
Illinois 7-State Regional Art Exhibition.
Knickerbocker Artists, New York.
Knoxville Museum of Art "Watercolor Now", 1995.
Laguna Beach Art Association Gallery, California.
Las Vegas Museum of Art, January 1983.
Long Beach City College, California (2 persons), March 1983.
Los Angeles Municipal Museum, California.
Madison Art Center, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Triennial, 1999
Marquette University "Wisconsin Invitational", 1968.
Meguro Museum, Tokyo, Japan, May 1991.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors (Life-member).
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors, Milwaukee Sesquacentennial Exh. 1996.
Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, Invitational "The Landscape as Interpreted by Twenty-two Artists", 1966.
Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, "American Watercolorists, 1979".
National Academy of Design, New York, Invitational Ranger Exhibition (20 artists), October 1976.
National Academy of Design, New York, 156th Annual, 1981 (juror-invited).
National Arts Club, New York.
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 1972.
Northern Arizona University, National Invitational Watercolor Exhibition, 1989.
Oakland Art Museum, California.
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California.
Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA.
Parkland College Art Gallery "State of the Art" national Invitational Watercolor Exh., Champagne, IL, 1989, 1997, 2009.
Phillips Gallery Invitational, 1972, Washington, D.C.
Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin Watercolor Society (member).
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Civic Center Museum, Philadelphia Watercolor Club.
Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1978,1980 (Invitationals).
Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Invitational Exhibition “Waterborne”, 2008.
Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society (member).
San Bernardino County Museum, July 1984.
Salt Lake Art Center, UT "Watercolor Now!", Dec. 1993.
San Francisco Museum of Art.
Saitama Modern Art Museum, Japan, 2002, 2008.
Setagaya Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, Apr.1988; August, 1989; April, 1990.
Springfield, Illinois National Invitational "Watercolor -- 18 Artists".
Springfield, MO, Art Museum "Watercolor Now!" 1987. Selected for travel show to Kansas City, 1988, '89, '91, '93, '95, '97, '01.
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan Republic of China, 1985 "American Watercolor".
Tomioka Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2002
Union League Civic & Arts Foundation, Chicago, Illinois.
University of Santa Clara, de Saisset Gallery, California.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Union Gallery Japan Exchange, 2000
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Invitational 1972.
Utah State University Invitational Watercolor Exhibition, 1971, 1972.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Watercolor International Invitational 1967, San Diego, California.
WATERCOLOR U.S.A., Springfield Museum of Art, Missouri.
Waterloo Municipal Galleries, Iowa.
West Bend Gallery of Fine Art, WI, WI Painters & Sculptors Bicentennial, 2000.
Wichita Centennial National, 1970.
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, 1983, Madison, 2000
Wisconsin-Illinois Art Exchange, Springfield (IL) Art Assn, 1989.
Wisconsin Renaissance Invitational, Milwaukee, 1965.
Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI, “Magnificent Extravagance” Invitational, 2005.
Zanesville Art Center, OH, "Layering, Connecting" 1987.

American University Watkins Gallery, Washington DC
Carrol College Art Museum, Waukesha, WI
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI.
The Chicago Club, Chicago, IL.
City of Madison, City-County Building, Madison, WI.
Davenport Municipal Museum of Art, Davenport, IA.
Executive Residence of the State of Wisconsin (2).
George Washington University Dimock Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette Univ., Milwaukee, WI.
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC.John Nelson Bergstrom Art Center & Museum, Neenah, WI.
Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI.
Loyola University of Chicago, IL.
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI. (5)
Miller Art Center, Sturgeon Bay, WI. (2)
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.                                                                                                           
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Ml.
National Academy of Design, New York, NY.                                                                                                          
National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.                                                           
NASA Museum, Cape Canaveral, FL.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. (2)
Neville Public Museum of Brown County, Green Bay, WI
The Phillips Collection, Phillips Gallery, Washington, D.C. (3)
Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, WI. (2)
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Wshington, DC.
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, MO. (4)
Union League of Chicago Civic 7 Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL.
United States Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.
United States Embassy, Bogota, Columbia.
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, WI.
West Bend (WI) Gallery of Fine Art.
Utah State University, Logan, UT.
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI. (3)


Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) Hqrs., Appleton, WI (3)
Allstate Insurance Corp. NtI. Hq., Northbrook, IL.
CUNA Mutual NtI. Hq., Madison, WI.
Dean Witter Co., Milwaukee, WI.
Demco Inc. Madison, WI
Federal Deposit & Insurance Co., Washington, D.C.
First National Bank of Madison, Madison, WI.
First National Bank, Milwaukee, WI.
General Motors Corp., Detroit, Ml.
The Hearst Corp., N.Y.C., NY.
Hollister, Inc. Libertyville, IL.
Kemper Collection, Long Grove, IL.
The Ladd Co., Hollywood, CA. (3)
Marine Bank of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. (2)

Miller Brewing Collection, Milwaukee, WI.
The Milwaukee Journal Collection, Milwaukee, WI.
Milwaukee Telephone Co., Milwaukee, WI. (2)
Minnesota Bankers Assoc., Minneapolis, MN.
Oscar Mayer Co. Ntl. Hq., Madison, WI.
Pacific National Bank, Irvine, CA
Pandick Press, New York, NY.
Parker Pen, WI. (Janesville, Corp. Hq.)
The Pillsbury Co., Minneapolis, MN.
TVI Management, Menlo Park, CA.
Universal Foods Corp., Milwaukee, WI.
University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, WI. (5)
Wisconsin State Medical Society

Prize-Winning Art, Book 5, 1965; Book 7, 1967. Allied Publications.
Prize-Winning Watercolors, Vol. III, 1965; Vol. V, 1967. Margaret Harold Publications.
Lee Weiss Watercolors, a monograph by Dr. H. Lester Cooke, 1970.
The Watercolor Page, American Artist, September, 1972.
Transparent Watercolor: Ideas and Techniques, by Gerald F. Brommer, Davis Publications, Inc., 1973.
Master Class in Watercolor, by Edward Betts, Watson-Gupti II, 1975.
Forty Watercolorists and How They Work, by Susan E. Meyer, Watson-GuptiII, 1976.
Landscapes, by Gerald F. Brommer, Davis Publications, Inc., 1977.
North Light, magazine, cover story, March-April, 1977.
Today's Art magazine, March, 1977.
The Washington D.C. Art Review, by Frank Getlein and Jo Ann Lewis, Vanguard Press, 1980.
Watercolor Bold & Free, by Lawrence C. Goldsmith, Watson-GuptiII, 1980.
Lee Weiss Watercolors II, the 70s, by Lee Weiss and Dr. Adelyn D Breeskin, Winchell Art Publications, 1981.
Expressive Watercolor Techniques, by Albert W. Porter, Davis Publications, 1982.
Careers in Art, by Gerald F. Brommer, Davis Publications, 1984.
American Artist feature article, June 1984.
Layering, an Art of Time & Space, by Mary Carroll Nelson, The Albuquerque Museum, 1985.
American Artists, by Les Krantz, The Krantz Co. Publishers, 1985.
The Phillips Collection -- A Summary Catalogue, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., 1985.
American Watercolor, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1985.
Water Media: Process & Possibillties, by Stephen Quiller and Barbara Whipple, Watson-Guptill, 1986.
Exploring Painting by Gerald F. Bommer and Nancy Kinne, Davis Publications 1987.
Watercolor '87, an American Artist Publication, 1987.
Sansai, Tokyo, Japan, June 1988 (Rosoh-kai Exhibition, Setagaya, Museum).
The New York Art Review by Les Krantz, American References PubI. 1988.
Watercolor, Let the Medium Do It, by Valfred Thelin, Watson-Guptill, 1989.
Lee Weiss Watercolors Ill, by Lee Weiss and Bruce Pepich, Winchell Art Publications, 1990.
WATERCOLOR 91 feature article by M. Stephen Doherty, American Artist Publication, Fall 1991; WATERCOLOR Summer '96.
Wisconsin Trails Magazine, August 1991.
The Artist's Magazine, September 1991.
Wisconsin Academy Review, WI Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Cover & Feature Story, 1994.
Women Artists,: The National Mseum of Women in the Arts, Abberville Press, NYC, 1995.
Creative Watercolor, Rockport Publ., Chapter contributor, 1996.
Brava Magazine, Madison, WI, May 2007.
Watercolor Magazine, Fall 2007, feature interview article, American Artist publ. 2007.
Invitational Contemporary International Watermedia Masters, Jiansu Watercolor Research Institute, Nanjing, China, 2007.
Wisconsin People & Ideas; Magazine of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, cover story, vol. 57#4, 2011.









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