Department of Art and Design

Faculty and Staff


Bruce Walters

Professor, Graphic Design
M.F.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Office: 21 Garwood Hall

About the Artist

Bruce Walters has taught at Western Illinois University since 1997, previously serving as the Chairperson of the Communications, Fine and Performing Arts Division at Teikyo Marycrest University where he assisted in the development of the first undergraduate degree in Computer Graphics. Walters has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for corporations, museums, federal and state institutions, advertising agencies and the media.

Examples include life-sized paintings and digital artworks for permanent display at the Hauberg Museum, D-Day and Iwo Jima commemorative illustrations for Springfield Rifle and website design and development (LewisandClark, com,, for Lee Enterprises. His artwork has been displayed in more than one hundred solo, invitational, and competitive exhibitions -primarily in the Midwest, but also in England, Germany, Japan, New York and Washington DC. Walters has won best of show awards in seven different media: from graphite drawings to digital artwork.

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