The Art of Malcolm Moran

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Malcolm Moran and Mrs. Ford Command Performance
It was the first time in memory that a sculptor had been so honored at the White House.

While in California, President & Mrs. Ford made a personal visit to the studio of Sculptor Malcolm Moran to invite him to appear at the White House for a one man show in coordination with the State Dinner for Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Malcolm's sculptures were loaned by his famous collectors Ethel Kennedy, Senator John Glenn, Actor Clint Eastwood, Nelson Rockefeller, Ambassador Leonard Firestone and Bing Crosby.


Born on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound, Malcolm Moran studied at the Cornish Art School in Seattle, the University of Washington, the Kobe Union in Japan, the Art Center School in Los Angeles and Cranbrook Academy, Birmingham, Michigan.

He refined his technical skills working on advanced styling concepts for General Motors, Ford and the Boeing companies. This background culminated in his appointment as Art Director of the Seattle World Fair.

In 1963, Malcolm Moran settled in Carmel, California, to open his own Gallery and Studio with his long time friend and partner, Donald Buby. In that environment, Malcolm became the leader of the contemporary bronze sculpture movement. He is the innovator of dozens of techniques in bronze used by many others today.

Robert Louis Stevenson once said the Monterey Peninsula is "The greatest meeting of land and water in all the world." It is in just such a way that Malcolm unites bronze, children and jade.

Malcolm resides with his wife, Jodi, and youngest daughter, Mandy, two dogs and two cats, in his home created largely from old timbers taken from John Steinbeck's Cannery Row overlooking the Pacific Ocean. His gallery and home were used in his friend Clint Eastwood's famous movie, "Play Misty for Me."

In essence, the sculpture of Malcolm Moran is just there to give us the same pleasure it obviously gives him.

Malcolm Moran Studios
P.O. Box 948
Carmel, CA 93921
Phone: 831.626.3300