Gudmar Olovson was born in Boden and grew up in Stockholm where he received his training at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. His father was a surgeon and his mother painted. In 1960 he came to France, where he continues to work as a sculptor. Since then he has regularly taken part in a great many important exhibitions in, amongst others, Paris, Stockholm and New York. His work is to be found in private collections as well as in public places and in well-known galleries and museums in Europe and the USA. A number of his sketches can be found in the National Art Museum in Stockholm.