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Mark

Mark Lundeen – Biography

Mark Lundeen is a highly realistic sculptor with a fine sense of detail and creates sculpture with fluid lines, balance and integrity. A native of Holdrege, Nebraska, Mark was educated at the University of Nebraska in Kearney and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. After graduating from college, Mark spent eight months in Europe studying the old masters. In 1981, he moved to Loveland, Colorado, established his sculpting studio and began a highly successful career as a sculptor.

Mark can capture one moment in time and translate that moment into eternity. A natural born storyteller, he stages his artwork around the stories or emotions the characters portray, allowing each viewer to find a different version. His work has a strong physical presence, whether it is an aggressive athlete, a pensive elder or a shy child.

He has received numerous awards and honors that include being selected as the University of Nebraska Alumni of the Year in 1996. He has received the Philip Isenberg Award from the Allied Artists of America in New York City for his sculpture “Ragtime Cowboy Joeâ” and Westword Magazine of Denver, Colorado awarded him Best Sculpture in a Public Place for “Mighty Casey”. He has also received Best of Show at the Best of Scottsdale Show in Scottsdale, Arizona, for his piece “Monkey Business”.

Magazine articles about Mark and his sculpture have appeared in Sports Illustrated, Southwest Art Magazine, Taos Magazine, Newsweek, Western Horseman, Fine Art Collector Magazine and Revue Magazine. Mark is a member of the Allied Artists of America and was one of the youngest ever select to the National Sculpture Society.

The most notable of Mark’s work is the sculpture of Jack Swigert, of Apollo 13 fame. Mark was chosen to create the monumental sculpture to be placed in the National Statuary Hall of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Other monumental and life-sized commissioned pieces include placements at Little League Headquarters, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Amarillo International Airport, Amarillo Civic Center, Amarillo, Texas, Arlington Ballpark, Arlington, Texas, Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Baseball Hall of Fame, McDonalds® headquarters, Denver International Airport, and various universities, colleges and libraries across the nation.

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AWARDS & HONORS

1996 University of Nebraska, Alumni of the Year Award
1993 Allied Artists of America, New York, New York The Philip Isenberg Award, “Ragtime Cowboy Joe”
1991 Westword Magazine, Denver, Colorado Best Sculpture in a Public Place
1990 Best of Scottsdale Show, Scottsdale, Arizona Best of Show, “Monkey Business”

EDUCATION

University of Nebraska in Kearney, Nebraska
Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, Arizona

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

National Sculpture Society
Allied Artists of America

PLACEMENTS

2018 Gretna, Nebraska
2013 Scheels Cedar Falls, Iowa and Sioux Falls, Iowa
2012 City Hall, Lakewood, Colorado
2012 Lincoln, Nebraska
2012 Scheels, Sparks, Nevada and Sandy, Utah
2011 Scheels, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota
2004 Little League Headquarters, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
2004 Lexington Museum, Lexington, Nebraska
2004 Jefferson County Public Library,, Lakewood, Colorado
2004 The Heights Baptist Church, Richardson, Texas
2004 Center City of Amarillo, Amarillo, Texas
2004 Amarillo Area Foundation, Amarillo, Texas
2003 Pepsi America, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
2003 Munster Civic Foundation, Munster Indiana
2003 Escondido Charter High School, Escondido, California
2003 City of Edmund, Edmond, Oklahoma
2002 Great American Artists, Cincinnati, Ohio
2002 Topeka, Kansas
2001 USA Children and Women’s Hospital, Mobile, Alabama
2001 University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital, Mobile, Alabama
2001 Fountain Hills Library Association, Fountain Hills, Arizona
2001 Casper Rotary Club, Casper, Wyoming

2000 Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
2000 University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
2000 Olathe School District, Olathe, Kansas
2000 Miami Dolphins, Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida
1999 National Jewish Hospital, Denver, Colorado
1999 East Morgan County Library, Brush, Colorado
1999 Eagle Public Library, Eagle, Colorado
1999 Central City Public Schools, Central City, Nebraska
1998 Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida
1998 Olathe School District, Olathe, Kansas
1998 Mingenback Foundation, McPherson Public Library, McPherson, Kansas
1998 Denver International Airport, Denver, Colorado
1997 Statuary Hall, Capitol Building, Washington, DC
1997 St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
1997 Ryan Lemmon Stadium, Irvine, California
1997 Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, Nebraska
1997 Floridian Golf Course, Palm City, Florida
1997 Colorado Springs Library District, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1996 Miami Dolphins, Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida
1996 Florida Panthers, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1995 Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
1995 City of Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska
1994 Pebble Beach Golf Club, Carmel, California
1994 Grand Old Opery, Nashville, Tennessee
1993 Florida Marlins Baseball Club, Miami, Florida
1991 City of St. Tropez, France
1991 City of Seoul, South Korea
1991 City of Rock Hill, Rock Hill, South Carolina
1991 Rosemont College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1990 McDonalds Headquarters, Oakbrook, Illinois
1989 The Mel & Elaine Wolf Foundation, Denver, Colorado
1987 Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York
1986 City of Loveland, Loveland, Colorado

Gallery of Work

 

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Test your Lundeen knowledge! Where at Denver International Airport can you find this sculpture of Astronaut Jack Swigert? Bonus: How many Lundeen sculptures are on display at DIA? ... See MoreSee Less

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Test your Lundeen knowledge! Where at Denver International Airport can you find this sculpture of Astronaut Jack Swigert? Bonus: How many Lundeen sculptures are on display at DIA?

 

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B Terminal

I stop everytime and admire! B

By the train stop and there is another sculpture of Jeppeson (sp?) in the terminal. Total of 2 (I still got 2 George). And a trivia question back... Where is the DC version of this guy located? BTW - I dust him off for you occasionally - that white patina shows dust easily.

Mr. Lundeen was just starting to work on this project when I visited his studio last August. Wow! Fast work!

Jack Swigert, a fromer Denver native, greets you when you step off the airport train at the B gates. The beautiful bronze of Elrey Borge Jeppesen, in is in the main concourse. I haven't visited all of the bars at DIA, so Mark may have one or two of loose characters in dark corners.

If you move the sculpture, you'll find my Son's driver's license. He thought it would be a good idea to mark he was there to install it.

2 pieces

I look for this every time I fly United! ❤️

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One of our newest projects here at Lundeen Sculpture is a monumental trio of astronauts to be installed (pending corporate sponsorship) in the new Moon Garden at the Kennedy Space Center. This Media Kit is what the studio sends out to companies interested in sponsoring this project. ... See MoreSee Less

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WOW!!! Can't wait to see this!!!

You make Nebraska proud Lundeens! Just went to look at your sculptures at the “new” Scheels store in Lincoln, NE. I love sculptures that I can tell what they are! Beautiful!

What an honor that will be! Bravo!

What an honor!! Love your new sculptures at Scheels in Lincoln!! Congrats!!

Excellent as always!

WOW❣️❣️

What an honor Lundeen’s! Can’t wait to see the finished project!

Just recently saw the sculpture s at Scheels here in Lincoln...fantastic!!

SO exciting! !

Congratulations to y’all!!!!

Great artist come from NE

Wow!! Congratulations

Great job, George and Mark. Should be stunning when completed !

And the cloisters on the platte is amazing

Simply awesome!!!

Can’t wait to see finished product Mark&George! Congrats!!!!!

WooHoo

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Amazing!

This is great

Amazing

Totally Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Very cool!!

You’re not allowed to climb on that statue like that now! Happy 4th from DC!

Kinda looks like your Dad

Just saw one like that in Denver Airport terminal B. A couple weeks ago.

Just WOW !

Wow, George Lundeen, you clean up good! I am constantly amazed with your sculptures. Enjoy the 4th.

I recognize the guy on the right as my partner in league play at Marianna Butte, where we lapped the field on Wednesday nights. The guy on the left use to do Chevy truck adds.

That is so awesome! Where is it?

This piece is amazing. It's in the Capitol, isn't it?

Amazing!

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338 East 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537

Phone: (970) 669-7176
Fax: (970) 669-9493

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