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, Tonarcy made him baby moccasins at his birth. Over the years, Quanah gave him many gifts including a bear claw necklace and a 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 40 years, he has sculpted more than 150 commissions. His work is in the U.S. Capitol Collection, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Brookgreen Gardens Collection and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to name a few. Numerous municipal, corporate, private and international institutions also have collected his work.
In addition, Paul has won numerous awards throughout his career including four Anne Marion Best of Show Awards, two Ray Swanson Memorial Awards, the Stetson Award and four Gold Medal and five Silver Medals for Sculpture at the annual CAA show.
Paul and his sons are finishing up a twenty-year project creating 45 life and a half elements for the Oklahoma Land Run Monument in Oklahoma City, OK. The monument is 365 feet long by 36 feet wide by 16 feet high.
CAA Member since 2009