Born in Elmhurst, Illinois, George Carlson is one of America's foremost artists. Carlson's initial interest in sculpting evolved from the belief that it would help his drawing. His interest grew: "From the first touch, sculpting has proved to be the most exhilarating experience of my life." The sculptor developed his talent while studying at the American Academy of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Arizona.
Carlson has been honored by many museums with solo exhibitions; these include the National History Museum, The Smithsonian Institute, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. George Carlson has won numerous awards for his sculpture and paintings, including the Prix de West and many gold medals from the National Academy of Western Art. His works are included in many private and public collections throughout the country.