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.
His many well-known works include reliefs of Pope John Paul II, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, a bust of Charles de Gaulle and one of Georges Pompidou. Ingrid Bergman, Jacob Wallenberg, Peter Wallenberg and Philippe de Rothschild are also amongst those whose portraits he has created. Gudmar Olovson has received a number of medals and international awards for his art.
Gudmar has been exhibited at all big “Salon” in Paris, the latest was at La Monnaie 2007, a retrospective exhibition. 2008 a Gudmar museum was inaugurated in Falsterbo, Sweden (Falsterbonäsets Open Air Museum). Gudmar is represented in numerous private collections world wide.