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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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Was just admiring your work Wednesday at Scheels in The Colony!! Amazing!!

I am just so in awe of your work!!! Just beautiful!!

Wonderful and talented!

So impressive and powerful.

That is so awesome!

Amazing!!!!!

Amazing!

Wow

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George Lundeen looks on as the crew moves a 12ft sculpture outside the studio. Creating sculptures this large takes a dedicated team of artists working together to make it all happen. ... See MoreSee Less

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Team Lundeen 👍😃

Oh my goodness.

Last week the crew worked on the patinas of a monumental size mountain biker and hockey player out behind our shop. These sculptures are too big to fit inside the studio! They’ll be heading to a new Scheel’s store very soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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Are they coming to Texas.

Nice job Team Lundeen 😲👍

Great job Lundeens!

You guys and your work is just plain HUGE!

incredible

How cool!

Can you say which location it's going to?

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This weekend we remember the veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect our country and our freedom. From the crew at Lundeen Studios, thank you for your service.

"Field of Blue" by George Lundeen
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This weekend we remember the veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect our country and our freedom. From the crew at Lundeen Studios, thank you for your service. 

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Where is this sculpture at, I feel like I’ve seen it somewhere in Michigan before.

Gorgeous!

This is my favorite sculpture

Love

Awesome!

This is my favorite sculpture

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Over the years, the sculpture community here in Loveland, Colorado (Sculpture Capital, U.S.A.) grew to become a place known for its concentration of foundries and sculptures studios. Many prominent sculptors first came to Loveland or the surrounding area to start their career among the foundries and with other like-minded artists.

Glenna Goodacre was one such sculptor. Being a female sculptor in an era and field dominated by men was not easy. When she first began sculpting, she signed her work with only "G. Goodacre" so potential buyers wouldn't know she was a woman.You may know Glenna's relief sculpture of Sacajawea on the dollar coin, or her Vietnam Women's Memorial, unveiled in Washington D.C. in 1993.

George and Glenna became friends when she moved to Boulder in 1974 to be near a Loveland foundry "where I learned sculpting techniques from people who knew lots more than I did," she said. She quickly became part of the growing Loveland sculpture community, and a fast friend of the Lundeen family. George and Glenna were both represented by Nedra Matteucci Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. George and Glenna continued to be lifelong friends and champions of each other's work until Glenna's death earlier this spring. She will be greatly missed.
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Over the years, the sculpture community here in Loveland, Colorado (Sculpture Capital, U.S.A.) grew to become a place known for its concentration of foundries and sculptures studios.  Many prominent sculptors first came to Loveland or the surrounding area to start their career among the foundries and with other like-minded artists. 

Glenna Goodacre was one such sculptor. Being a female sculptor in an era and field dominated by men was not easy.  When she first began sculpting, she signed her work with only G. Goodacre so potential buyers wouldnt know she was a woman.You may know Glennas relief sculpture of Sacajawea on the dollar coin, or her Vietnam Womens Memorial, unveiled in Washington D.C. in 1993. 

George and Glenna became friends when she moved to Boulder in 1974 to be near a Loveland foundry where I learned sculpting techniques from people who knew lots more than I did, she said. She quickly became part of the growing Loveland sculpture community, and a fast friend of the Lundeen family. George and Glenna were both represented by Nedra Matteucci Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. George and Glenna continued to be lifelong friends and champions of each others work until Glennas death earlier this spring. She will be greatly missed.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Lovely tribute to an amazing woman!

Thank you for posting this...she was an amazing artist and left behind a legacy for all of us to enjoy!!

She was amazing! So glad you posted this ~

Deepest sympathy to you for this loss of a friend and fellow artist.

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338 East 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537

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

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