|Olivia Musgrave was born in Dublin in 1958. Her father was Anglo-Irish and her mother Greek. She was educated at home until the age of 10 and then attended a Quaker boarding school in Co. Waterford. After school she set off to Europe to study (political science in Paris), to work (a tour company in Italy) and to explore her origins in Greece. Wanderlust satisfied, she came to London in 1983 after an inspirational period in Athens, to study sculpture at the City & Guilds of London Art School in Kennington.