Paul Moore

Paul Moore was born in Oklahoma City in 1957 a member of the (Creek) Muscogee Nation, Sweet Potato Clan. A long time resident of Santa Fe, Paul Moore now lives in his native state, where he was recruited as the Artist in Residence at the University of Oklahoma. Moore is in constant demand for portrait and monumental commissions, having sculpted more than 110 such commissions for numerous municipal, corporate, private, and international collections. Currently, he is working on the Oklahoma Centennial Land Run Monument, which will commemorate the spirit and determination of those who rode in Oklahoma’s five land runs. It will be one of the world’s largest bronzes when completed.
He has received awards from the National Sculpture Society in New York City, the 45th Annual Cowboy Artist for America Show, and the University of Oklahoma.
Paul Moore may very well be the most versatile and prolific figurative sculptor working inAmerica today. During the past twodecades, he has completed whatmany artists might consider a lifetime of work, much of it monumental in scale. Dozens of subjects – cowboys and Native Americans, presidents and athletes, governors and congressmen, doctors and educators, generals and philanthropists and more – have stirred Moore’s creative impulses. In fact, he may be the only sculptor ever to have produced likenesses of both a cartoonist and a librarian.

When the Oklahoma City native snapped a picture of James Earle Fraser mammoth sculpture, The End of the Trail, on a family visit to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in the early 1970s, he recalls imagining one day creating such amonument. What then seemed a far-fetched dream, is now just a day at the office for this talented artist. With an impressive list of commission that ranges from life-size busts to larger-than-life, multifigure memorials, scattered from Massachusetts to California. From Canada to Kenya, Moore is indeed the ultimate “monuments man.” Beginning of the Blanket by Paul Moore