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Wayland Moore – RIP

Artist and designer Wayland Moore left us.

Wayland David Moore
September 8, 1935 – November 7, 2022

From the obituary:

Wayland David Moore, whose expressionist paintings of dramatic action and brilliant color defined an era in sports art, died Monday, November 7, 2022 at his home in Decatur, Georgia. He was 87 years old.

A distinguished artist, poet and philanthropist, Moore’s professional career spanned some of the most renowned sporting events of his life.

Moore began his professional career in graphic arts, working from 1958 to 1961 at an NBC-TV affiliate in Columbia, SC, then serving as senior art director at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune from 1962 to 1968. His work as an editorial cartoonist at Herald-Tribune earned him a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 1967. From 1970 to 1974, Moore was the graphic director for the Atlanta Braves baseball team and was responsible for redesigning the Braves team uniform in 1972.

During his career as a sports entertainer, a passion that continued throughout his life, Moore received numerous athletic awards and commissions, including the Indianapolis 500, 1980 Lake Placid, 1984 Los Angeles and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. , America’s Cup, the US Open, Augusta Masters, and the Maccabiah games in Israel, among many others.

His association with the Sarasota Herald Tribune frequently
featured Wayland’s graphics on the front page above the fold.

From Prabook:

Artistic Director Station WIS-television, Colubmia, South Carolina, 1958—1961. Illustrator Greenville, 1961—1962, Atlanta, 1969—1970. Editorial Cartoonist Sarasota Herald Tribune, 1962-1968.

Graphic director Atlanta Braves, 1970-1974. Sports artist Felicie Editions, New York, Paris, 1974-1980. Worldwide landscape painter Versatility, Inc., Atlanta, since 1980.

Emory University Instructor, 1970—2007. Trustee of Ringling College Art and Design.

His time with the Atlanta Constitution saw their entertainment section
switch from photo covers to Wayland portraits and illustrations.


After his diary days, Wayland has become a world-renowned entertainer.


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