Born and raised in Holdrege, Nebraska, George Lundeen went to college at Hastings, and then went on to the University of Illinois for graduate work. A Fulbright-Hays Scholarship sent Lundeen to Florence, Italy for a year where the works of the old masters inspired his ambition to sculpt for a living.
Lundeen says, “As someone views and touches a piece of my work, it is my sincere hope that they will look past that hard surface of bronze to find the life which I try so much to capture within. My Midwest/small town upbringing has been very good to me, especially because it has not only given me a firm footing from which to take off and see the world, it has also given me much of the subject matter I use today."
George Lundeen's sculptures can be found in collections throughout the world. He has been the recipient of many awards from organizations which include the Allied Artists of America, the National Academy of Design and the National Sculpture Society. He has also received an honorary degree, “Doctor of Humane Letters”, from the University of Nebraska.