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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.



1999 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters
1995 “Distinguished Nebraskan” by proclamation of the Governor of Nebraska
1995 Pioneer Award
1983 National Sculpture Society’s Prizewinner Exhibition, Bronze Medal: “Departure”
1982 National Sculpture Silver Medal: “Old Friends”
1981 National Sculpture Bronze Medal: “Departure”
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”
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”
1992 Artist of the West


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


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


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


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


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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Can’t wait to see them at Scheels!

So awesome! They will make the trip down I-80 with a lot of folks heading to Lincoln! GBR

Beautiful can’t wait to see them!

They are stunning!!!!! So glad we got to see them when we were in Loveland!

Safe travels ....

Can’t wait to see them!

WONDERFUL , Hope to see them soon .

Are any of these being added to the Omaha store?

When are you displaying them in Lincoln????

We will try to see them next time in Lincoln.

Wish I had a garden big enough just for one!

That would be something to see going down the interstate.

Several hands make for fast work

Can’t wait to see them in person!

Granny Bee. Exciting!

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I love their work. The family sculpts and it is so great to see them start with the clay.

I never thought about how they get moved to their location but I do remember when Promise of the Prairie arrived at the park. Guess there was a crane then too.

That’s some powerful equipment

This is a busy week at Lundeen Sculpture as the crew gets multiple life-size and monumental sculptures ready to be shipped to the Scheels in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Fun fact: only the mountain biker gets to ride down the highway standing up on the flatbed truck. The other monumental sculptures have to be laid down for their trip to Nebraska.
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This is a busy week at Lundeen Sculpture as the crew gets multiple life-size and monumental sculptures ready to be shipped to the Scheels in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Fun fact: only the mountain biker gets to ride down the highway standing up on the flatbed truck. The other monumental sculptures have to be laid down for their trip to Nebraska.Image attachmentImage attachment


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Can't wait to see them here.

How awesome!!

We miss those statues!

Can’t wait to see them


Milt wants the fly fisherman is his yard!

Can’t wait to see them.

Can't wait to see them!

Look forward to seeing them !!

Love all the ones @ Scheels in Loveland! Will these be the same?

From Holdrege, so will be wonderful to see them! Live not even a mile away from them!!

How exciting!

Fun memories George Lundeen of transporting sculptures across Colorado with you, hope to do it again some day xx


Wow!! So cool!! You are so gifted!! Thank you for sharing your talents with so many!

Always love it when I find a Lundeen!

Nice. Can’t wait to visit them.

Happy to have Nebraskans enjoy these statues like we do in Loveland at Scheels.

When will these monumental sculptures be installed? And will the monumental sculpture that is at White Castle roofing be joining them?

I want to see the faces of people looking at the sculptures as you drive down the interstate! Take some pictures of them for me

Can’t wait to go see them!!!

Awesome! Thanks for sharing the beautiful sculptures with me. You have amazing talent.

Red Grange flatbedded to Illinois!


So blessed to see these sculptures in your studio, Wed. Aug. 29th! Thank you for your time and patience during our tour! Your staff are truly awesome! Thanks again George!

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338 East 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537

Phone: (970) 669-7176
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