About the Artist, Stephen Malkoff

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Stephen Malkoff is a nationally recognized nature artist creating work ranging from arbor still life to collegiate and wildlife representation. This site is dedicated to the display and promotion of past and future works, while offering viewers familiar with one aspect of his art to experience additional creative work from the artist.

Stephen A. Malkoff is an architect by training but an internationally known artist by accomplishment. He has been described as the country's leading arboreal artist. He formerly served as the designated artist of the National Historic Tree Register.

Malkoff and his work have been featured in Southern Living, Country Living and Guideposts and scores of newspaper articles and television interviews. He is one of the only living artists to have his work permanently displayed in the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

The steady and expressive artist pencil of Stephen Malkoff was the subject of a Florida Public Television one hour 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 United States.

He is a gifted artist living with his family in Enterprise, Alabama. He has been a city fireman and a promising university football player. Whether rendering the intricate and subtle fabric of nature or man's architectural marvels or a great sports arena or university icon, the eye and heart of Stephen Malkoff come together in an unique expression of art's solitary harmony.

If you would like to contact Stephen Malkoff to offer comments, ask a question about his work or suggest a possibility for his next subject, click here: malkoff@srca.net

What is a Giclée Print?

A giclée is an exact duplicate of the original print in every way. In other words, it is the same size as the original art and is lithographed on museum quality Strathmore paper and mounted and framed to musem standards. In the case of the Ole Oak and Angel Oak prints, artist Steven Malkoff has examined each giclée to be sure that each one meets his standards; he then signs and numbers them individually. The giclée prints are in limited edition.

Following are but two examples of this beautiful print format. Please explore both our Arboresque Gallery and Collegiate Gallery Galleries for additional Giclée Prints.

The Ole Geneva Oak

Located in southeastern Alabama, Geneva County is home to Constitution Oak — more often called Ole Geneva Oak — believed to be the largest and one of the oldest oak trees in the state. The town of Geneva is settled at the junction of the Choctawhatchee River and Pea River. Not far away is this imposing oak which has served as a backdrop to scores of weddings and community events and was one of the first subjects of nature artist Stephen Malkoff.

The Angel Oak

The Angel Oak Tree is a Southern live oak located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina.

The Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be at least 400 and possibly up to 1400 years old. It stands 66.5 ft tall, measures 28 ft in circumference, and produces shade that covers 17,200 square feet. Its longest branch distance is 187 ft. in length. Angel Oak was the 210th tree to be registered with the Live Oak Society.

The tree stands on land that was part of Abraham Waight's 1717 land grant.

The oak derives its name from the estate of Justis and Martha Angel, and local folklore tells stories of ghosts of former slaves appearing as Angels around the tree.

Despite the popular belief that the Angel Oak is the oldest tree east of the Mississippi River, there are many bald cypress trees throughout the south which are many hundreds of years older.

The Angel Oak was damaged severely during Hurricane Hugo in 1989 but has since recovered.

The City of Charleston has owned the tree and surrounding park since 1991.

  • The Ole Geneva Oak (The Contitution Oak)
    Geneva, Alabama

  • The Angel Oak
    Johns Island, Charleston, South Carolina