PRESENTING a GORGEOUS American Bronze Sculpture of a “Rugged Outdoorsman” Bronze by Lundeen.
George Wayne Lundeen (b. 1948), American Sculptor … limited Edition No 10/12 … dated 1977.
Fully and properly signed and marked on the rear of the head.
This is an exceptional quality bronze with exceptional detail. It features the bust/head of a bearded and rugged American Frontiersman with rope over his shoulder. It sits on a granite base.
George Wayne Lundeen, American sculptor (b. 1948 -).
Born in Holdrege, Nebraska, George Lundeen has become a nationally known sculptor of realistic figures. He achieved the status of full Academician of the National Academy of Design in New York, which is the highest professional recognition bestowed on visual arts in America.
One of his best known pieces is the seated, life-size figure in bronze of Benjamin Franklin at the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. He also has work at the Capital Rotunda in Washington DC. and in 2001, his sculpture Thomas Jefferson was dedicated at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Lundeen served as the 2001 Thomas Jefferson Distinguished Visiting Lecturer and participated in the unveiling of the Jefferson sculpture.
Recipient Pioneer award, Nebraska legislature, 1995, Distinguished Nebraskan, Governor Nebraska, 1995; Fulbright-Hays grantee, Florence, Italy, 1973-1974. Member of National Academy of Design (academician), Allied Artists American (Montana award 1982), National Sculpture Society (Bronze medal 1981, 1984, Silver medal 1982).
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
1999 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters
STATE OF NEBRASKA
1995 â€œDistinguished Nebraskanâ€ by proclamation of the Governor of Nebraska
LEGISLATURE OF NEBRASKA AND THE NEBRASKALAND FOUNDATION
1995 Pioneer Award
NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY
1983 National Sculpture Societyâ€™s Prizewinner Exhibition, Bronze Medal: â€œDepartureâ€
1982 National Sculpture Silver Medal: â€œOld Friendsâ€
1981 National Sculpture Bronze Medal: â€œDepartureâ€
ALLIED ARTISTS OF AMERICA
1991 Associate Members Award: â€œJoy of Music-Bass Playerâ€
1990 Helen Gapen Oehler Memorial Award: â€œHearts on a Swingâ€
1987 Allied Artists Members & Associates Award: â€œBen Franklinâ€
1981 Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Award: â€œMichelleâ€
NORTH AMERICAN SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
1986 John Cavenaugh Memorial Award: â€œFlatlanderâ€
1983 Art Castings of Colorado Award: â€œLoversâ€
1981 Rocky Mountain Sculpture Award: â€œLast Laughâ€
1980 North American Sculpture Award (Best of Show): â€œIl Barboneâ€
1979 North American Sculpture Award (Best of Show): â€œDepartureâ€
AMERICAN INDIAN AND COWBOY ARTIST WESTERN ARTS EXHIBITION
1992 Artist of the West
Rugged Outdoorsman Bronze by Lundeen.
Provenance: From a Quality Dallas (Formerly Manhattan Art Dealer) Private Collection.
Dimensions: 12 inches Tall, 8.5 inches wide and 7.5 inches Deep.