Bronze by George Lundeen(b.1948)
Gift of Governor and Mrs. Edward G. Rendell
Sculptor George Lundeen specializes in producing fleeting moments of emotion in the hard and enduring material of bronze. A young boy keeps peace between the canine and the feline: a pug on his lap, a golden retriever at his back, and a kitten at the opposite end of the bench. Peacekeeper is located near the entrance to Penn's Woods in the Richard C. von Hess Gardens.
Born and raised in Holdrege, Nebraska, Lundeen earned his BFA from Hastings College in Nebraska and his MFA from the University of Illinois. He was inspired to sculpt for a living while studying at the Academia de Belle Arte in Florence, Italy, and today lives and works in Loveland, Colorado.