Öyvind Fahlström’s father, Frithjof Fahlström, came from Norway and the artist’s mother, Karin Kronvall, was born in Stockholm, Sweden.
Öyvind Fahlström was born on December 28, 1928, in São Paulo, Brazil. He was the only child of Frithjof Fahlström and Karin Kronvall.
Fahlström spent his early years in São Paulo, Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro. At the age of eleven, Öyvind came to Stockholm to his distant relatives.