Artist, Auburn alumnus Malkoff creates artwork of famous oaks to benefit scholarships

Artist Stephen Malkoff with his drawing titled "The Historic Trees of Toomer's Corner."
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Artist Stephen Malkoff, named the “Tree Man” by Southern Living magazine for his detailed pencil renderings of famous trees, has created a one-of-a-kind image of the Auburn Oaks at Toomer’s Corner.

A portion of each print sold will help fund student scholarships at Auburn University.

“Together we are preserving the memory of our historic oaks and providing a solid Auburn education to deserving students,” said Malkoff.

Malkoff studied architecture at Auburn and played football under legendary coach Pat Dye. He was a member of the 1988 SEC Championship team. Today he is known for his detailed artwork. His work is featured in Country Living and Guidepost magazines. In 2006 Malkoff’s work was showcased in the Public Television documentary titled Tree Lines: The Art of Stephen Malkoff.

Malkoff has been the featured artist at national expositions, including Disney’s Epcot flower and garden show, but the Auburn Oaks will always be his most special trees.

“I’ve traveled the world drawing our nation’s famous and historic trees,” Malkoff said. “But none mean more to me than our historic trees at Toomer’s Corner.”

Fans can purchase the limited edition prints by clicking to www.tiger30.com.

For more information about the Auburn Oaks at Toomer’s Corner, visit www.auburn.edu/oaks.

Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)