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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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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!

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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

Clinton Wright

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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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338 East 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537

Phone: (970) 669-7176
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