Bruce Dupree is an award-winning artist who has worked at Auburn University since 1999 as a professor of art and art director. With more than twenty-five years' experience teaching art, Dupree is also an expert illustrator, photographer, and graphic designer. He was the recipient of the CASE Gold Award for best illustration, and his work has been recognized by professional organizations across the country, including the Society of Illustrators. Dupree's freelance clients include the National Academy of Sciences, the American Red Cross, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Professional Golf Association (PGA). He has six published works, including his first collaboration with The Wild Texas Stampede! author Margaret McManis in Ima and the Great Texas Ostrich Race.
Dupree received an M.A. in illustration from Syracuse University, an M.F.A. in graphic design from the University of Memphis, and a B.F.A. in art from the University of Alabama. He divides his time among his academic responsibilities, artistic ventures, and family life. The father of two teenage children, Dupree teaches fourth-grade Sunday School, enjoys sketching, playing the drums, and spending time with his family. He lives in Auburn, Alabama.