Who is Artist Robert Wyland?
Robert Wyland is an American artist and conservationist. He is known for his large outdoor murals called the Whaling Walls. He has painted more than 100 large outdoor murals featuring images of life-size whales and other sea life.
Robert Wyland Age
Wyland is 65 years old as of 2021. He was born on 9 July 1956 in Madison Heights, Michigan. He celebrates his birthday every 9th of July. His birth sign is cancer.
Wyland stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Robert Wyland Parents
Wyalmd was born to Darlene Wyland and Bob Wyland in Madison Heights, Michigan. His parents divorced when he was four years old. He was raised alongside his siblings Steve, Bill, and Tom.
Robert Wyland Brothers
Wyland has three brothers called Steve, Bill, and Tom.
Robert Wyland Girlfriend
Wyland is probably single. He has not shared any information about having a girlfriend or wife. This section is under review and will be updated soon.
Robert Wyland’s Net Worth
Wyland has an estimated net worth of $90 million as of 2021 as a painter.
Robert Wyland Artwork
Wyland began painting when he was still young. He attended Detroit’s Center for Creative Studies in the 1970s where he further mastered his art. His connection with whales came when he was 14 years old.
Together with his family, they visited Laguna Beach, California where he saw the ocean for the first time. He also saw multiple gray whales moving down the California coast toward Mexico.
After he moved to Laguna Beach in 1977, he began studying the whales and by 1981 he had painted his first Whaling Wall mural at a Laguna Beach parking lot.
He then founded Wyland Foundation, a non-profit organization “to help children rediscover the wonder of the ocean through art” and to finance his Whaling Wall murals.
Wyland Foundation has since extended its work to incorporate different environmental initiatives such as sponsoring the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.
By 1977, his art was sold through Wyland Galleries LLC and licensed merchandise sold at zoos and other outlets. Robert’s work has been featured on specialty license plates in Florida and California.
Robert spent the first half of his career focusing on drawing attention to marine mammal conservation.
He expanded the focus of the Wyland Foundation to raise awareness about matters concerning U.S. waterways, such as nutrient pollution, urban runoff, and marine trash problems. He collaborated with Steve Creech his co-author and frequent environmental collaborator.
Their work includes the creation of a 1,000 square traveling clean water science center, computer model simulations of regions affected by water pollution, featuring a 40-person onboard interactive movie theater, and onboard running rivers. In an interview, he said
“You can’t protect one area of water without thinking about how we protect all of it, because it’s all connected. If you want to think about protecting our ocean, you have to think about what we’re doing to our freshwater habitats. The lakes, the rivers, the streams, the ponds, the wetlands. It’s all connected.”
Robert Wyland Paintings
- Tails of Great Whales
- Gray Whale and Calf
- Orca Trio
- Dolphin Rising