Raymond Mason is born in Birmingham, England. In 1937 he enters the Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts with a scholarship. Six years later, he enters the Slade School of Fine Art, London and turns to sculpture. In 1946, he settles in Paris where he studied at the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts, with a scholarship from the French State.
He is known for his sculptures of tightly packed people made from clay, with works on McGill College Avenue in Montreal; the Tuileries, Paris; Georgetown, Washington, D.C.; and Madison Avenue, New York. He dies in Paris at the age of 87.