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Premier Ocean Artist Wyland
 
Renowned marine life artist Wyland changed the way people think about our environment when he started painting life-size whales on the sides of buildings in the 1980s. Wyland always thought big. And he never stopped.

Today, the Wyland name has become synonymous with the new generation of awareness about environmental conservation. Through his unique marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, Wyland has inspired a generation about the importance of marine life conservation. His life – like his art – can find him anywhere around the world, at any time, from the Antarctic ice shelf on a photo expedition to document climate change to a grassroots journey down the Mississippi River on a mission of conservation.

The multi-faceted artist, scuba diver, educator, and explorer has hosted several television programs, including, “Wyland’s Ocean World” series on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet Network, “Wyland: A Brush With Giants” and “Wyland’s Art Studio,” a series for national public television. His mission of engaging people through nature-themed art and a more environmentally friendly lifestyle has led to strategic alliances with such notable organizations as the United States Olympic Team, United Nation Environment Program, and Walt Disney Studios, to name a few.

Wyland’s 100th and final Monumental Marine Life Mural, Hands Across the Oceans, a 24,000-square-foot, half-mile-long series of canvas murals with student artists from 110 countries, was displayed in October 2008 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and honored by the National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. In May 2010, the United Nations released six Wyland images for an international stamp issue celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

Since 1993, the non-profit Wyland Foundation has set the standard for environmental outreach. In partnership with the United States Forest Service and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Wyland is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the world to become caring, informed stewards of our ocean, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and wetlands.

The enormous extent of Wyland public artworks (it is estimated that his murals are viewed by more than a billion people every year), his award-winning art galleries, and community service projects have made him one of the most recognized and beloved artists in the nation. He is considered one of the most influential artists of the 21st Century, with artwork in museums, corporate collections, and private homes in more than one hundred countries.

For more information, visit wyland.com or contact 800-WYLAND-0.

 
Support for Conservation:
Founded by renowned environmental artist Wyland, the Wyland Foundation has helped children and families around the nation to rediscover the importance of healthy oceans and waterways through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events. The foundation gives children the tools they need to become more creative, positive, and solution-oriented. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has worked directly with more than one million children since its inception in 1993. Learn more about Wyland's conservation efforts through the Wyland Foundation at http://www.wylandfoundation.org/
 
Special Achievements:
Collections:
  • 2008 - 100 "Wyland Walls"
    http://www.wylandfoundation.org/community.php?subsection=whaling_walls
    In 2008, twenty-seven years after Wyland’s quest began, the artist and the Wyland Foundation completed the monumental goal of painting 100 life-size public marine murals. These murals were painted in life-size dimensions to increase appreciation and understanding for aquatic habitats and the life within. Perhaps, most importantly, they have reshaped attitudes about marine life conservation.

    “We know now that water connects all the countries of the world,” Wyland says. “Our goal with these projects over the last three decades has been to convey the urgency of conservation issues to the public. The health of our ocean and waterways are in jeopardy, not to mention the thousands of marine animals and plants that face extinction if we do nothing.”

    The completed Whaling Wall campaign is one of the largest art-in-public-places projects in history, spanning five continents, 13 countries, and 79 cities around the globe.
     
Publications:
  • Wyland: Artist of the Sea (2011)
    More about Wyland: Artist of the Sea
     - Wyland: Artist of the Sea is the largest and most comprehensive, full-color retrospective of Wyland marine life art ever created. At 376 pages, every image, every word, celebrates our bond with the inhabitants of our water planet. The new edition covers 30 years of the artist’s best paintings and sculptures.
    Author: Wyland
    Published by: Wyland Worldwide, LLC
     
  • The Art and Life of Wyland (2009)
    More about The Art and Life of Wyland
     - It would be difficult to sum up the many facets of an individual who is considered by many to be the most influential artist of the 21st century. With 100 monumental Whaling Wall murals in more than a dozen countries completed, children's art - and science-education tours in 50 states, programming on PBS and Discovery Channel's Animal Planet Network, and one of the most unique non-profit foundations in America, Wyland spreads a message about art, conservation, and community wherever he goes.

    Author: Wyland
    Published by: Wyland Worldwide, LLC
     
  • Wyland: Visions of the Sea (2008)
    More about Wyland: Visions of the Sea
     - Take a pictorial journey into the amazing undersea world in Wyland: Visions of the Sea, the first book of fine art nature photography from internationally renowned marine life artist Wyland. Featuring 360 pages of the artist's most stunning fine art nature photography and art - many never - before seen - and an introduction by National Geographic Photographer in Residence David Doubilet and foreword by legendary photographer Ernie Brooks.
    Author: Wyland
    Published by: Wyland Worldwide, LLC
     
  • Wyland: One Hundred Whaling Walls (2008)
    More about Wyland: One Hundred Whaling Walls
     - After 27 years, I have completed my quest to paint 100 Whaling Walls! The last one was painted in Beijing for the Green Olympics. In celebration, I am proud to announce the release of Wyland: One Hundred Whaling Walls, a beautiful giant coffee table book featuring all 100 walls, my newest paintings, sculptures, and more.
    Author: Wyland
    Published by: Wyland Worldwide, LLC
     
  • Wyland: 25 Years at Sea (2006)
    More about Wyland: 25 Years at Sea
     - Wyland: 25 Years at Sea A Celebration Of The Artist's Life In Words and Pictures. The work and story behind the world's premier marine life artist comes to life in this stunning full-color 25-year retrospective. Get The Untold Story Behind The World's Premier Marine Life Artist For more than a quarter of a century, internationally renowned marine life artist Wyland has set the standard for his amazing paintings, sculptures, and photography of sea life. Now, in Wyland: 25 Years At Sea the story behind the work and the man is revealed in one superbly written volume with new art and stunning full-color images.
    Author: Wyland
    Published by: Wyland: 25 Years at Sea
     
  • Hold Your Water: 68 Things You Need to Know to Keep Our Planet Blue (2006)
    More about Hold Your Water: 68 Things You Need to Know to Keep Our Planet Blue
     - Hold Your Water offers insight into the water and world around us. Taking a conversational approach to conservation, it dives into simple ways that even little old you can make a difference - all with a witty, at times whimsical, slant on the world in which we live. From acclaimed marine life artist Wyland and co-author Steve Creech, the book provides countless fascinating facts about our planet. Divided into 68 fascinating sections with insights from scientists, politicians, environmentalists, and satirists, you'll discover the Wyland organization's legacy of arming everyday people with straight-ahead information and quick tips for keeping our planet blue.

    Whether you are one of the nearly three-quarters of Americans who consider themselves an environmentalist, or you just want to know more about the world in which you live, Hold Your Water is a book worth holding on to.
    Author: Wyland; Creech, Steve
    Published by: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
     
  • Additional Wyland Publications 
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Organization Membership:
  • 2003 - Ocean Artists Society
    http://www.oceanartistssociety.org
    The world’s top aquatic photographers, filmmakers, painters, and sculptors have united to protect the ocean by sharing its beauty with others. By showcasing their talents, this collective group of artists, known as the Ocean Artists Society, is devoted to inspiring passion of the undersea world to a larger audience as means to foster a sense of responsibility to conserve our planet’s waters.

    Founded in 2003 by marine life artist Wyland, renowned nature photographer Bob Talbot, and legendary sport-fishing artist Dr. Guy Harvey, the society recognizes individuals for their contributions to the ocean arts and their commitment to raising global awareness of our ocean issues. The society was conceived in an effort to organize a dedicated group of ocean artists that could, together, be a voice and platform to further the reach of artists so that they may inspire people around the globe to a greater awareness of our need to protect and preserve our natural world. “Each of us had already dedicated much of our time toward ocean conservation,” marine life artist Wyland says. “This is intended as a way to give us a larger voice to reach new audiences about the marine art experience.”

    Using art as a tool to raise awareness about ocean and marine life conservation has and will continue to play a pivotal role in shifting attitudes.
     
  • 1993 - Wyland Foundation
    http://www.wylandfoundation.org
    Wyland, the Wyland Foundation has helped children and families around the nation to rediscover the importance of healthy oceans and waterways through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events. The foundation gives children the tools they need to become more creative, positive, and solution-oriented. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has worked directly with more than one million children since its inception in 1993. Learn more about Wyland's conservation efforts through the Wyland Foundation at http://www.wylandfoundation.org/
     

 

 
 
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