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Cast Bronze Self Portrait 
Sculptor George Lundeen
Ca 1971-1972

Head Size  11 1/3 H x 8” W x 10” D  Stand 8” square    Weight 29 lbs

Presented is an self portrait of the the well know sculptor, George W. Lundeen, done in Urbana, Illinois when he was studying for his Master of Fine Arts degree, and just prior to when he went to Italy in 1972 as a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar.

 


PROVENANCE:
The work is unsigned, but its provenance is well documented by a letter dated, June 4, 1986 from the director of the George Lundeen Studio stating, “A Self-Portrait“ was finished in 1971 or 1972...and is a one-of-a-kind bronze...that can not be replaced. Purchased shortly after it was made from the Gilman Gallery in Chicago, it has been in a private collection ever since. In 1986 it was valued at $6000.00 by the studio. One-of-a-kind commissioned Lundeen sculptures sell for up to $150,000.00.

CONDITION: Fine without exception.

BIOGRAPHY:
National Academician George Lundeen is one of the country's leading figurative sculptors. A member of the National Sculpture Society and the National Academy of Design, he has created small-scale works as well as life-size and monumental installations and they are in private, corporate and government collections around the world.

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.

A native of Holdrege, Nebraska, Lundeen was a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar studying at the Academia de Belle Arte in Florence, Italy (1973-1974). He holds a masters in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois, (1972), and a bachelor of arts from Hastings College in Nebraska (1971). George Lundeen established his sculpting studio in Loveland, Colorado in the mid-1970s where he currently lives and works.


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