(American, born 1921, died 2013)
Late artist Val Welman was Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle where he taught from 1954 until retiring in 1983. Born in Oklahoma, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he began his first watercolors of the desert. He studied at Phoenix Junior College, Arizona State University, and the Art Center School in Pasadena, California. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Denver in 1952. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Coloroado, Boulder in 1954. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army in the South Pacific.