Moore, Paul

Moore, Paul

Paul Moore
Born in 1957 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; lives in Norman, Oklahoma

PAUL MOORE is a fifth-generation Oklahoman who has gained national and international recognition with his sculpture.  He grew up on stories of his relatives taking part in Oklahoma’s major historical events, such as the Trail of Tears and the Chisholm Trail. His grandfather grew up next door to Quanah Parker, where Quanah’s youngest wife, Tonarcey, made him baby moccasins at his birth.  Over the years, Quanah gave him many gifts including a bear claw necklace and horse hair rope.  These stories, as well as a life-changing visit to the then Cowboy Hall of Fame when he was young, influenced and inspired his decision to become a sculptor.

Paul is in constant demand for portrait and monumental commissions, and in the past forty years he has sculpted more than 155 commissions.  His work is in the U.S. Capitol Collection, the Brookgreen Gardens Collection, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.  Numerous municipal, corporate, private, and international institutions also have collected his work. In 2019 Paul and his sons wrapped up a twenty-year project, “The Oklahoma Land Run Monument,” consisting of forty-five life and a half elements stretching over 300 feet in length, located in Oklahoma City.

Notable Awards and Achievements

2019       National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West, Purchase Award
2019       National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West, Robert Lougheed Memorial Award

Memberships

Cowboys Artists of America
National Sculpture Society

Gallery Representation

Legacy Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona
McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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