GUDMAR OLOVSON

 
 
Gudmar Olovson (1936-2017) was born in Boden, Sweden. He grew up in Stockholm where he received his training at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After spending time in Florence and Rome, Gudmar arrived in Paris in 1959 where he was granted a studio at Cité Universitaire. A year later Swedish sculptor Gunnar Nilsson helped Gudmar aquire a studio at rue François Guibert in Montparnasse. There Gudmar became acquainted with Jean Carton, who would become his master. Paul Cornet and Jean Osouf also had a great influence on the young artist´s development and work. Gudmar also shared a passion for French gothic art and early Renaissance painting and sculpture with a younger generation of artists including Charles Auffret and René Babin.

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