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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.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
        1999 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

STATE OF NEBRASKA
        1995 "Distinguished Nebraskan" by proclamation of the Governor of Nebraska

LEGISLATURE OF NEBRASKA AND THE NEBRASKALAND FOUNDATION
        1995 Pioneer Award

NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY
1983 National Sculpture Society's Prizewinner Exhibition, Bronze Medal: "Departure"
        1982 National Sculpture Silver Medal: "Old Friends"
        1981 National Sculpture Bronze Medal: "Departure"

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF AMERICA
        1982 Elizabeth N. Watrous Gold Medal: "Michelle"

ALLIED ARTISTS OF AMERICA
        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"

CHINA EXHIBITION AGENCY
        1981 Special Citation from the China Exhibition Agency, Beijing (Peking), China

NORTH AMERICAN SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
        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"

AMERICAN INDIAN AND COWBOY ARTIST WESTERN ARTS EXHIBITION
        1982 Artist of the West

EDUCATION

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

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

1978-1979    Texas A&M Artist in Residence

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

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

COMMISSIONS

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


   
George Lundeen, 338 East 4th Street, Loveland, CO 80537 • tel: 970.669.7176 • fax: 970.669.9493

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