Born and raised in Holdrege, Nebraska, George W. Lundeen, American sculptor, went to college at Hastings and then to the University of Illinois, where he studied with Frank Gallo, a realist sculptor. He then spent a year on a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship in Florence, Italy, where the works of Old Masters inspired his ambition to sculpt for a living. Today Lundeen lives and works in Loveland, Colorado, presiding over a family of sculptors, including his wife, a younger brother, a sister-in-law and a cousin.
- "I am attracted to the human figure, and it will be enough to keep me busy for the rest of my life", explains George Lundeen, who has traveled the world gathering life-clips of people which he skillfully transforms into bronze sculpture. Although he refers to himself as a Western artist, Lundeen presents realistic images that transcend time, genre and culture. There is a quiet beauty in a George Lundeen piece that draws a viewer in while his artfully created figures and expert design truly capture human emotion. "Hands and faces are the hardest for me," he says; "done well they can communicate so much".