Jovan Obican was born in Cannes, France, of Yugoslav parents. His father was also an artist. The family wanted him to study law, which he eventually hid but never wanted to practice. From childhood on, Jovan practically devoted himself to art, scratching designs on mud pies when paper was unavailable. He trained with many important teachers and in many important styles. He finished training, imbued with the spirit of his native country, the people, their legends, their philosophy.
His fans and collectors are legion and include some of the most famous names in the world. He was exhibited all over the world and is represented in important galleries and collections. Jovan Obican always has a tremendous following of collectors and became internationally known by word of mouth and his frequent exhibits in the United States and Europe.