Latest Work: Walk of a Champion
Special Edition: Honoring the Alabama Crimson Tide's
BCS National Championship Victory
Walk of a Champion, University of Alabama
Excited fans in the stands shouted, 'Hold your horses, the elephants are coming," and out stamped the Alabama varsity football team under Coach Wallace Wade. It was 1930 and Southern sports writers started referring to the powerful Alabama linemen as "Red Elephants," the color referring to their crimson jerseys. The 1930 team posted an overall 10-0 record. It shut out eight opponents and allowed only 13 points all season while scoring 217. The "Red Elephants" rolled over Washington State 24-0 in the Rose Bowl and were declared National Champions.
Renowned artist Stephen Malkoff's latest rendition in his series of university icons is the powerful image of the University of Alabama's brutish strength represented by the proud elephant who walks with the confidence of a champion. Walk of a Champion joins a growing family of university icons that symbolize the schools' prowess on the field of athletic battle.
Walk of a Champion is now available as a limited edition print, signed and numbered by the artist and includes the story of the adoption of the elephant as a symbol of the University of Alabama's legendary athletic teams. The print is authorized under exclusive license from the College Licensing Company (CLC).
Each print is intricately rendered in painstaking detail which has made the works of Stephen Malkoff highly distinguishable and collectible.
The prints can be purchased with or without a custom frame. The framed versions of the print featured a handcrafted black frosted ribbed wooden frame. The outer matte is in crimson leather bordered by a charcoal grey inner mount and mounted under glass to museum standards.
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Nationally recognized nature artist Stephen Malkoff of Enterprise, Alabama is featured in Southern Living, Country Living and Guidepost magazines. He is one of the only living artists to have work permanently displayed in the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.
Malkoff's work is the subject of a one hour Florida Public Television documentary:Tree Lines:The Art of Stephen Malkoff.
Malkoff's subjects stretch from Florida to Hawaii...the Great Northwest to the Southern reaches of the U.S. His work is an important part the National Historic Tree Registry. His nature art can be seen exclusiively at Arboresque.com.
Here, in the Malkoff Gallery, you will see another side of his vast artistic talent. Stephen Malkoff expands his artist talents in returning to university and college campuses to capture the icons and architecture that are lasting memories of students and alumni.