A native of Holdrege, Nebraska, Lundeen was a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar studying at the Academia de Belle Arte in Florence, Italy for a year. He holds a Master in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois where he studied under the tutelage of realist sculptor Frank Gallo and a bachelor of arts from Hastings College in Nebraska. Following his post graduate work, he returned to his home state in Nebraska to teach, but soon made his decision to pursue his passion for sculpting full time.
George Lundeen has since established his sculpting studio in Colorado in the mid 1970’s, where he currently lives and works. Today, Lundeen is an internationally renowned sculptor who is widely known for his detailed, highly polished bronzes encompassing any number of subjects. He has been commissioned to sculpt portraits and interpretive works alike for universities, municipalities, foundations, and corporations. A member of Allied Artists of America and the National Sculpture Society, Lundeen has achieved the status of full Academician of the National Academy of Design in New York, the highest professional recognition bestowed on visual arts in America. He has been commissioned to sculpt portraits and interpretive works alike for universities, municipalities, foundations, and corporations. Lundeen is a member of the National Academy of Design and the National Sculpture Society.