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Paul Moore


Born, 1957

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aul Moore is a native Oklahoman who has gained national and international recognition with his sculpture. He was born in Oklahoma City in 1957 and is a member of the Creek (Muscogee) Nation, Sweet Potato Clan. Paul Moore is a Fellow and Board Member of the National Sculpture Society and a member of the Cowboy Artists of America. He is in constant demand for portrait and monumental commissions. He is also the Artist in Residence and Professor of Figurative Sculpture at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. Moore has sculpted more than 110 commissions for numerous municipal, corporate, private and international collections. His work is in the US Capital Collection and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and in 2008 his portrait of Dr. Thomas Rees, one of the three founding members of the Flying Doctors of East Africa, was unveiled at their main headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. The same year his sculpture “Coming of Age” was placed in the Brookgreen Gardens permanent collection at Pawleys Island, SC. His numerous awards include the Silver Medal of Honor, the John Cavanaugh Memorial Award, the Margaret Hexter Prize and Leonard J. Meiselman Memorial Award from the National Sculpture Society in New York, NY. He also has received the Silver Medal for Sculpture at the 45th Annual Cowboy Artists of America Show held at the Phoenix Art Museum in 2010. In 2007, he was given one of the University of Oklahoma’s top honors, the Otis Sullivant Award for his outstanding contribution to the arts in Oklahoma and at OU. In addition to this prestigious award, he has received two Regents Awards for Outstanding Professional and University Service, five Awards for Outstanding Contribution from the University’s School of Art and Art History and an Award for Excellence in Service.