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George – Bio

George Lundeen – Biography

A native of Holdrege, Nebraska, Lundeen was a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar studying at the Academia de Belle Arte in Florence, Italy. He holds a masters in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois and a bachelor of arts from Hastings College in Nebraska.
George Lundeen established his sculpting studio in Loveland, Colorado in the mid-1970s where he currently lives and works.
He has been commissioned to sculpt portraits and interpretive works alike for universities, municipalities, foundations, and corporations. Mr. Lundeen is a member of the National Academy of Design and the National Sculpture Society.

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AWARDS & HONORS

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
1999 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters
STATE OF NEBRASKA
1995 “Distinguished Nebraskan” by proclamation of the Governor of Nebraska
LEGISLATURE OF NEBRASKA AND THE NEBRASKALAND FOUNDATION
1995 Pioneer Award
NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY
1983 National Sculpture Society’s Prizewinner Exhibition, Bronze Medal: “Departure”
1982 National Sculpture Silver Medal: “Old Friends”
1981 National Sculpture Bronze Medal: “Departure”
ALLIED ARTISTS OF AMERICA
1991 Associate Members Award: “Joy of Music-Bass Player”
1990 Helen Gapen Oehler Memorial Award: “Hearts on a Swing”
1987 Allied Artists Members & Associates Award: “Ben Franklin”
1981 Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Award: “Michelle”
NORTH AMERICAN SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
1986 John Cavenaugh Memorial Award: “Flatlander”
1983 Art Castings of Colorado Award: “Lovers”
1981 Rocky Mountain Sculpture Award: “Last Laugh”
1980 North American Sculpture Award (Best of Show): “Il Barbone”
1979 North American Sculpture Award (Best of Show): “Departure”
AMERICAN INDIAN AND COWBOY ARTIST WESTERN ARTS EXHIBITION
1992 Artist of the West

EDUCATION

1973-1974 Fulbright-Hayes Scholar: Post graduate work at the Academia de Belle Arte in Florence, Italy
1971-1973 Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
1966-1971 Bachelor of Arts, Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska
1978-1979 Texas A&M Artist in Residence

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

Allied Artists of America
National Sculpture Society
Fellow National Academy of Design

COMMISIONS

2014 “Ben Franklin”-Franklin Academy, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
2013 Scheels Sporting Goods-Cedar Falls, IA. Sioux Falls, SD
2012 Scheels Sporting Goods-Sandy, Utah
2011 Scheels Sporting Goods-Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota
2010 “CC Gates” relief for Wings Over the Rockies Museum Denver, CO
2010 “Red McCombs” for University of Texas Austin, TX
2009 “Red Grange” for the University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois
2009 Scheels Sporting Goods Fargo, ND
2008 Scheels Sporting Goods Sparks, NV
2006 “Waitin’ for an Answer” for Leaning tree Museum Boulder, Colorado
2006 “Tom McKee” for Larimer County Colorado
2005 “The Player” monument to “Branch Rickey”, Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
2004 “On the Trail of Discovery” Great Plains Art Musuem, Lincoln, Nebraska
2002 “Harvest Dreams” for the Marketplace, Brighton, CO
2002 “Mari Sandoz” for the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
2001 “End of an Era” commissioned for the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Colorado
2001 “Mari Sandoz” commissioned for Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska
2000 “Holly Coors” commissioned for the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1999 Portrait busts of former Nebraska state senators, Jerome Warner, and his father Charles Warner for the Nebraska Capitol in Lincoln
1997 “Jack Swigert” commissioned for Statuary Hall, the Capitol Building, Washington D.C.
1997 “Portrait of Nathan Gold” for the Nebraska State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska
1996 “Dolphins” commissioned for the Marketplace Mall, Westminster, Colorado
1996 “Robert Frost” commissioned by Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
1995 “Mary Lanning” commissioned for the Mary Lanning Hospital, Hastings, Nebraska
1994 “Portrait of Dwight Griswold” for Nebraska State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska
1993 “George W. Hopper” commissioned for the University of Wyoming Law Library, Laramie, Wyoming
1993 “Cliff Hillegass” (Cliff’s Notes) commissioned for Cliff Hillegass Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Nebraska Art, University of Nebraska at Kearney
1993 “George W. Norris” commissioned by Nebraska Rural Electric Association for the National Cooperative Headquarters, Dallas, Texas
1993 1 1/2 life-size portrait of pioneer aviator, Elrey B. Jeppesen, for the Jeppesen Terminal Building of the new Denver International Airport, Denver, Colorado
1992 “Branch Rickey” Baseball Man of the Year” Award, Inaugural year presented to Dan Winfield\
1992 “Portrait of Art Thompson” for Nebraska State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska
1992 “Players” for the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
1990 Life-size “Runner” and Couple on Bench” for NIKE Inc., Corporate Headquarters, Beaverton, Oregon
1989 “Joy of Music” commissioned for the Civic Center of Loveland, Colorado
1988 “Gene Sarazen” commissioned for the Atlanta National Golf Club
1987 “Ben Franklin” commissioned for the University of Pennsylvania
1986 “Gilbert Hitchcock” commissioned by the Nebraska Historical Foundation
1983 “Promise of the Prairie” (10′ tall) bronze of prairie family for Holdrege, Nebraska

PUBLICATIONS

Sept 2008 – National Sculpture Society News Bulletin
Jan 2007 – Art of the West
Jan 2005 – Art Talk
Aug 2003 – Art of the West
Aug 1993 – Southwest Art
Aug 1992 – Revue Magazine
Nov 1991 – Art of the West
Jan 1988 – Art Talk
May 1983 – Southwest Art
Spring 1981 – Artists of the Rockies

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Beatrice Public Library, Beatrice, Nebraska
Benson Sculpture Park, Loveland, Colorado
Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
Botanical Gardens, Wichita, Kansas
CALTECH, Pasadena, California
China Exhibition Agency, Beijing, China
City of Carmel, California
City of Cerritos, California
City of Glendale, Arizona
City of Greeley, Colorado
City of Holdrege, Nebraska
City of Lincoln, Nebraska
City of Loveland, Colorado
City of Westminster, Colorado
Coors Baseball Stadium, Denver, Colorado
Coronado-Quivira Museum, Lyons, Kansas
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Farro Enterprises, Independence, Ohio
Franklin International Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jeppesen Sanderson Co., Frankfurt, Germany
Koelbel Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Laramie County Library, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Laramie County Memorial Hospital, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Museum of Outdoor Art, Denver, Colorado
Nike Inc., Beaverton, Oregon
Prince Corporation, Holland, Michigan
Rippon College, Rippon, Wisconsin
Smithfield Foods, Smithfield, Virginia
St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
Tallon Companies, Roseville, Michigan
Tebo Corporation, Boulder, Colorado
Trammel Crow Co., Dallas, Texas
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
Warwick Malkin Co., Stamford, Connecticut
West Publishing Co, St. Paul, Minnesota

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Something magical happens when seasons collide. That’s Colorado - and it creates beautiful views. Especially in Loveland with our abundance of public art. ❤️🍂❄️ #visitloveland

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“DEPARTURE” 😍❤️😍❤️ My forever favorite sculpture

If anyone gets a chance to go to Loveland check out the sculpture park.

It’s a little cold and snowy outside our studios today, but inside is warm and busy! Our galleries are open M-F 9:30-3:30 in downtown Loveland, Colorado. Stop by and see what we’re working on, we love to give tours!

Sculpture: Monkey Business by Mark Lundeen
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It’s a little cold and snowy outside our studios today, but inside is warm and busy!  Our galleries are open M-F 9:30-3:30 in downtown Loveland, Colorado. Stop by and see what we’re working on, we love to give tours! 

Sculpture: Monkey Business by Mark Lundeen

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I’d love to visit there sometime!

You guys are so talented!

Wishing for some of that snow

The Lundeen family had a great time at the Artist Reception for their show, The Lundeens: A Divine Collaboration, now open at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney. The exhibit is on display until February 2nd, 2020 and gives viewers a glimpse into the process of creating the sculptures for the Cloisters on the Platte, as well as pieces from each artists’ work. George, Cammie, Mark and Bets Lundeen, Ann LaRose and Joey Bainer. Www.stationsofthecross.com ... See MoreSee Less

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God what they do and how they do it is truly amazing. They can build a sculpture the size of your house with more accuracy than you’ve ever seen on any human face or stature. That’s why my uncle Nels is so much fun because not just because he loves his aviator glasses, but he’s so dedicated to his family.

I viewed the show the other day and as always I was impressed. Bets your paintings are lovely. All the statues are beautiful. Mark your Aces and Eights I love. Guys as always just great.

Thanks for sharing that awesome exhibit!

Enjoyed the Artist Reception and happy to hear this will be on display until end of year. Meeting with five old friends in October and The MONA is on our list of places to see. This makes it extra special!

Amazingly beautiful work!!!

Amazing ❤

Spectacular

Hopefully, we’ll get back before the end of the year ... ❤️

Marty McCune, next time I'm home we need to see the exhibit.

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Nancy Weber....I promise I will come to town to see this!!!!

Powerful

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More Astronaut publicity! "Who better to sculpt than the 1st men to land on the moon, besides maybe Jesus and Dick Butkus..!" Something I heard George say once... Thank you for the image Mark E. Pollan - (newspaper from Peoria, AZ). ... See MoreSee Less

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More Astronaut publicity! Who better to sculpt than the 1st men to land on the moon, besides maybe Jesus and Dick Butkus..! Something I heard George say once...  Thank you for the image Mark E. Pollan - (newspaper from Peoria, AZ).

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I definitely agree with george about Jesus, probably Dick Butkus too!

Wow!!!

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