Gabriel Godard was born on April 28, 1933 in Delouze in Lorraine. He started painting in 1950 with many of his initial works being figurative. Godard later changed his method and style, and his paintings since 1986 have become purely abstract. Many of his works have won prizes and continue to do so. Private collections include the United States, Germany, Switzerland, England, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Belgium and France. Godard’s works have been exhibited and collected internationally. In 2003, a retrospective was held at the L’Orangerie du Sénat. His work is held in the collection of the Musee d’Art Moderne de Paris.