Robert Wyland - William Young PTO

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Born in 1956- and
still painting
today!!!
Robert Wyland was Born in Detroit,
Michigan
He enjoyed art at an early age.
He loved to draw dinosaurs at the age of 3.
When he was a child he saw a T.V. program
where Jacques Cousteau: (the Deep Sea
Explorer)encountered whales.
Wyland decided that he wanted to be a scientist
and study marine life just like Captain Cousteau.
Captain Cousteau
is still the main
influence in
Wyland’s belief in
caring for the
environment.
Wyland has spent his life trying to convince the world
that saving the planet is a cool thing to do."
“Save The Whale”
In college, Wyland majored in painting and sculpting. His teacher
in college encouraged to move to California to develop his art.
Wyland took his advice.
‘In The Company of Orcas’
Wyland is a ….
Painter
Sculptor
Muralist
Photographer
SCUBA DIVER
He has painted 100 life size murals called the “Whaling
Walls.” These murals span thirteen countries on five
continents, and are viewed by an estimated 1 billion
people every year.
He has Art Galleries inNorth Carolina
South Carolina
Nevada (Las Vegas)
Alabama
And several Galleries in …
California
Florida and
Hawaii
Communities have invited Wyland to paint these life size
murals to inspire the world to think about the oceans
and our planet.
We all need to take care of our Planet!!!
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!!
“Gray
Whale
and
Calf”
1st
wall
“Manatees”
10th
wall
Located in Orlando ‘s International Airport
Dedicated in 1986 by Jimmy Buffet, singer.
Wall
#11
“First Born” 1986
was located in Sea World
Orlando, Florida
Located in Nice,
France
Dedicated in 1989
By France
Government Official
Wall
#18
Wall
# 24
“Humpback and Calf”
Dedicated in 1990
Sydney Aquarium in Australia
Wall # 33
“Planet
Ocean”
Long Beach Convention Center located in California
(Largest Mural in the World / Guinness Book of World Records)It was completed
in 6 weeks and needed 7,000 gallons of paint
Dedicated in 1992
By Chris Robinson, Actor
“Free Keiko” “Free Willy”
Wall
# 66
Mexico City, Mexico
Wyland painted this mural for free because the Mexico City
Park District agreed to free Keiko
(Free Willy), Dedicated in 1994
“The Windy
Whales”
Hotel Inter-Continental
Chicago, Illinois
Dedicated in 1997
By Mrs. Maggie Daley, Wife of
Mayor Richard M. Daley
Wall
# 73
“Hands Across the Oceans”
The last Whaling wall was created in
Beijing, China to celebrate the Green Olympics.
It consists of 54 panels
and is one of the world's
longest murals at 2,430
Feet Long x 10 Feet High.
Thousands of children
helped Wyland over a two
week period, and the
mural features habitats
and wildlife of all 205
Olympic-member
countries
Panels
from
100th
Whaling
Wall
More
Panels
from
100th
Whaling
Wall
Panels
from
100th
Whaling
Wall
"Disney Dive Buddies"
Wyland has two
galleries in the
Disney area.
Located at the
Polynesian hotel
and the
Boardwalk Inn.
“Donald Diver”, by Wyland
Ariel's Dolphin Serenade
Wyland Sculptures
Wyland spends much of his time underwater researching what will be reflected in
his paintings and sculptures.
This unique perspective gained by 15 years of diving all over the world brings to each
of his murals, paintings and sculptures a three-dimensional quality that separates
him from other artists in his genre.
“Wyland is considered by many to be the finest environmental artist in the world.”
Today Wyland divides
his time between
Oahu, Hawaii; Laguna
Beach, California; and
Florida
He continues to raise
water conservation
awareness through his
art
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