François Godebski was born in 1940 in Bellegarde, he comes from an artistic family, he is a painter like his father and a sculptor like his grandfather. In 1958, at the age of 18, he leaves for Paris to study architecture. He quickly became bored, not finding himself in his element and devoted himself entirely to his art. His artistic training, other than architecture, consisted of painting courses at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. During his stay in Paris, he worked for a craftsman who made artificial flowers and discovered polyester resin, which he used for various sculptures. The artist is a jack-of-all-trades, he does not concentrate on a single material, he creates works made of all sorts of elements, from electronic circuits to sculptures in fractal resins, for which he is best known. His works are part of the New Realist movement, his first sculptures date from 1962 and his approach is considered avant-garde. In 1983, François Godebski founded the Fédération autonome des artistes du sud (F.A.D.A.S) and then for three consecutive years, from 1984 to 1986, he organised Boulev'Art, an exhibition that took place during the Nîmes feria. Some of the artist's works can be found in the streets of Nîmes. The artist died in 1997 at the age of 57.