OU Artist In Residence Honored

Monday, March 26th 2007, 11:51 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- The University of Oklahoma's artist in residence is honored with a $20,000 school award.

Sculptor and Oklahoma City native Paul Moore is the latest recipient of OU's Otis Sullivant Award for Perceptivity, which is named in honor of a long-time Oklahoma journalist known for analyzing and accurately predicting political trends.

The award is given annually to an OU faculty or staff member.

Moore, a member of the Creek Nation, came to OU in 1997 to revive and develop the university's Figurative Sculpture Program, which had been nonexistent since 1969. He is the second figurative sculpting instructor in OU's history.

OU President David Boren says Moore has helped raise the support for the arts in Oklahoma and preserve the state's history through his work.

Among Moore's sculptures are those in bronze of former O-U President George Lynn Cross, former US Speaker of the House Carl Albert and newspaper publisher Edward L. Gaylord on the OU campus.

Moore also sculpted the campus' famed bronze Seed Sower.