United States Sports Academy honoree Daniel A. Moore has added another honor to his already impressive list of accomplishments after having been named one of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s 2019 Distinguished Sportsmen.
Moore will be recognized with the honor during the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s banquet in Birmingham in April.
Moore is renowned for his photo-realistic paintings that depict pivotal moments in sports history. He has been widely recognized for his paintings that depict memorable moments in college football, many of which are on public display at the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) on the Academy campus.
Moore was named the Academy’s 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, becoming the first Alabamian to win the prestigious, international art honor.
The artist played a crucial role in the Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Award program, which was established in 2005 to pay tribute to a team whose efforts in a college football game exemplified the principles of high athletic endeavor, complete dedication to victory, and unified team effort. Each year as part of the program Moore was commissioned to paint a piece depicting a moment from the College Football Game of the Year, which was selected for the Academy by a panel of former college football coaches, athletic directors, and Academy faculty. Moore’s pieces are on public display in the main lobby at ASAMA.
Moore has been documenting great moments in sports on canvas since 1979 when he released his first limited edition fine art print entitled The Goal Line Stand, which commemorated the Alabama Crimson Tide’s famous defensive stand against Penn State in the 1978 Sugar Bowl. Moore has been commissioned to create paintings for the SEC, MLB, NFL, NBA, USGA, PGA, the Sugar Bowl, the Outback Bowl, the Citrus Bowl and the Liberty Bowl, as well as numerous universities. His original works are proudly owned and displayed by museums, corporations, and private collections and his artwork is familiar to millions of people across the nation. In addition, his talents were sought after by the United States Postal Service, which commissioned him to create the paintings for the 1997 “Legendary Football Coaches” commemorative stamp series which featured Vince Lombardi, “Bear” Bryant, George Halas and “Pop” Warner.