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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.

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1 Born in and still painting today!!!

2 Robert Wyland was Born in Detroit, Michigan He enjoyed art at an early age. He loved to draw dinosaurs at the age of 3.

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.

4 Wyland has spent his life trying to convince the world that saving the planet is a cool thing to do." “Save The Whale”

5 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.

6 ‘In The Company of Orcas’

7 Wyland is a ….

8 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 in- North Carolina South Carolina Nevada (Las Vegas) Alabama And several Galleries in … California Florida and Hawaii

9 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!!

10 “Gray Whale and Calf” 1 st wall

11 Located in Orlando ‘s International Airport Dedicated in 1986 by Jimmy Buffet, singer. “Manatees” 10 th wall

12 “First Born ” 1986 was located in Sea World Orlando, Florida Wall #11

13 Located in Nice, France Dedicated in 1989 By France Government Official Wall #18

14 “Humpback and Calf” Dedicated in 1990 Sydney Aquarium in Australia Wall # 24

15 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

16 “Free Keiko” “Free Willy” Mexico City, Mexico Wyland painted this mural for free because the Mexico City Park District agreed to free Keiko (Free Willy), Dedicated in 1994 Wall # 66

17 “The Windy Whales” Hotel Inter-Continental Chicago, Illinois Dedicated in 1997 By Mrs. Maggie Daley, Wife of Mayor Richard M. Daley Wall # 73

18 “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

19 Panels from 100 th Whaling Wall

20 More Panels from 100 th Whaling Wall

21 Panels from 100 th Whaling Wall

22 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 "Disney Dive Buddies"

23 Wyland Sculptures

24 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.” ► ◄► ◄► ◄► ◄► ◄► ◄

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26 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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