He first realized he had an infatuation for whales during a family trip he had to Los Angeles, California. As an adult, he attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.
About Robert Wyland
Professional painter, sculpture, writer and photographer best known by his 100 Whaling Walls outdoor murals that are placed all across the world. He painted his 100th and final mural of his collection on June 14, 2008 in Beijing, China. His work can be seen on special alternate license plates for states like California and Florida, as well as on Norwegian Cruise Line Ships.
He is a native of Madison Heights, Michigan. He is now based in Los Angeles, California.
Friends and colleagues
NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an avid collector of his art pieces.
His 100 Whaling Walls murals are spread across 12 different countries. His very first mural was painted in Laguna Beach, California. His wyland Instagram page features snapshots from his life, including the time he got to drive in the Toyota Grand Prix Celebrity Race in Long Beach.