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, the Chisholm Trail and Oklahoma’s first Land Run. His grandfather grew up next door to Quanah Parker, where Quanah’s youngest wife, Tonacey 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 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 30 years, he has sculpted more than 130 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 addition, Paul has won numerous awards throughout his career including the Anne Marion Best of Show Award, the Ray Swanson Memorial Award and a Gold Medal for sculpture at the 2013 CAA show.
CAA Member since
October 14, 2009