One of Oklahoma's most famous artists and University of Oklahoma Artist in Residence, Paul Moore, will receive the nation's highest award for sculpture.
The National Sculpture Society will present Moore with the Special Medal of Honor at its annual conference in the summer of 2021.
In the society's 127 year history only 45 special honors have been given.
One of his best-known pieces is the "Oklahoma Centennial Land Run Monument" in Oklahoma City which includes 45 bronze elements, stretching for 365 feet.
Moore will exhibit new work in four upcoming shows this year.
In the future, Moore said he would like to create a monument honoring the Native Americans' Trail of Tears journey.