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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 Joe” 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 selected 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

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This evening is the Artist Reception for The Lundeens: A Divine Collaboration at MONA from 6-8pm. We hope you can join the us tonight for this special event! ... See MoreSee Less

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This evening is the Artist Reception for The Lundeens: A Divine Collaboration at MONA from 6-8pm. We hope you can join the us tonight for this special event!

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Thank you for your art event tonight . I loved hearing from all of you

Wishing Steve and I could have been there.

So sad we can’t be there 😔. Have fun!!! Thx for sharing at Mona...hope to get to the exhibit soon!!!

That is an amazing sculpture!

Great

Another stunning sculpture 👀 Awe-maxing!!

See you there!! Looking forward to it!!

Won’t be there tonight but hope to catch the exhibit soon

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The very first "Home Town" sculpture was installed at Dwayne Webster Veterans Park in Loveland, Colorado. This special version of "Home Town" has memories engraved into the stone base it sits upon. It honors Mary Erdley Shaffer and Henry Kennedy Shaffer and the early days of Loveland, Colorado. ... See MoreSee Less

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Such special memories. Beautiful sculpture.

lovely!!!!! 😍😍😍

Can’t wait to go check it out, installed

Really nice piece ~ Love it & the memories it shares 💕

What a wonderful hometown tribute to America!

Love that her comments are there with the lovely sculpture. Thank you.

I love this piece

The extra comments are a window into the way life was at that time. Love the extra touch of the old lunch box. My Dad used to carry one just like that.

Love this.....

How beautiful!

This is really cool!

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“Home Town” is getting the first step in the patina process today. The term “patina” means the coloring or finish applied to a sculpture. Most of the sculptures here at Lundeen Studios get a French Brown patina, a traditional patina for bronze. ... See MoreSee Less

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Love seeing the steps! Very cool!

Very interesting. Thanks for the reminder.

Such hard workers those boys!

we haven't been washed like that for a long time. good job 👍👍😀

“Touchdown” was given a final polish last week and is now waiting to head to Minnesota where he will be installed in a brand-new Scheel’s store.

After sculptures return from the local foundry, they are finished right here in our downtown Loveland studio. This allows us to have the complete attention to detail and maximum control over the finishing process.
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We can't wait to showcase "Touchdown" at our new store! Great work as always, Lundeen Sculpture! -Megan

Like dodging and burning in photography, except with a buffer...

What former Viking HOF is #21?

Throw back Thursday to 2017 when the larger than life Stations of the Cross were being loaded up and shipped to The Cloisters on the Platte in Gretna, Nebraska. Creating these sculptures was quite the process, and it was the first time Lundeen Sculpture employed the use of 3D print technology to enlarge sculpture. Are you interested in learning more about this process? The exhibit, August 27 - February 2, 2020 at MONA in Kearney, NE includes more about the artistic process behind The Stations of the Cross, including some original clay models the artists created.

We hope you can join us for the Artist Reception at the MONA, Friday, Sept. 13 from 6-8pm.
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Throw back Thursday to 2017 when the larger than life Stations of the Cross were being loaded up and shipped to The Cloisters on the Platte in Gretna, Nebraska. Creating these sculptures was quite the process, and it was the first time Lundeen Sculpture employed the use of 3D print technology to enlarge sculpture. Are you interested in learning more about this process? The exhibit, August 27 - February 2, 2020 at MONA in Kearney, NE includes more about the artistic process behind The Stations of the Cross, including some original clay models the artists created. 

We hope you can join us for the Artist Reception at the MONA, Friday, Sept. 13 from 6-8pm.

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Didn't Marvin help move these. I would love to see them.

Hey! I recognize that trailer! 😉

You guys are amazing!

This was just last year. What a sight they are installed!

I’ve been to The Cloisters!

What a sight

TomCheryl Hedstrom

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