Paul Moore is an internationally known artist with work in the National Portrait Gallery and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.; the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts; Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; and numerous museum, corporate, municipal, and private collections worldwide.
Moore is in constant demand for portrait and monumental commissions, sculpting more than 155 in the past 40 years. For 20 years, he and his two sons have sculpted 45 life-and-a-half elements for the Centennial Land Run Monument in Oklahoma City, which was completed in December 2019.
In 2018, he won the prestigious Prix de West Purchase Award and the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award at the 47th annual Prix de West. Two years ago he won an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a documentary about him and his career for OETA/PBS and, in 2013, he won the Governor’s Arts Award from the Oklahoma Arts Council. In 2020 he received the National Sculpture Society’s highest honor — the Special Medal of Honor — for his contribution to American sculpture. Last year he also won the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Purchase Award and the James Bowie Award Best- In-Show Sculpture at the Night of the Artists in San Antonio, Texas.
Moore is a fellow of the National Sculpture Society in New York and an emeritus member of the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA). In his nine years as an active CAA member, he won 16 awards at their annual exhibition; four of them were Best of Show.