Marvin “Marv” Freund was born and raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa. His art training started while attending Fort Dodge Senior High School and continued at Iowa Central Community College. Marv was a sign painter and billboard artist at Combs Outdoor Billboard Company. Marv owned his own sign company for 21 years where he specialized in murals and outdoor billboards. He served as a County Supervisor for Webster County and on the School Board in Fort Dodge. Marv is an Army Veteran having served in Korea.
Marv is now retired and lives in Johnston, IA with his wife Nancy.