Freeman was born in London and studied at St Martins & Harrow School of Art. He has also worked as a jazz pianist and composer, as well as a designer in London and abroad.
Freeman came to St Ives in 1989 and has been a member of both the Newlyn and Penwith societies of artists, exhibiting in many mixed and solo shows.
Ralph Freeman works from the Porthmeor Studios, St Ives (2013).
works and access
Works include: series 'Foundations and Fragments'
Blue Six (1999) Exh Cat, Falmouth 2000; The Letter (2000) (illus in Brittain & Cook)
Tate St Ives 1997-1998, & touring, Foundations & Fragments, collages relating to family & its history
Gardner Arts Centre, Sussex University
New Millennium Gallery, St Ives
Freud Museum, London
Falmouth Art Gallery 2000
2017: Bloodlines - Ralph & Alice Freeman, New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives (21 Oct-8 Nov)
NSA 1995 list; 2011 list
Brittain, Sarah and Cook, Simon (2001) Behind the Canvas, 40 Artists working in West Cornwall;
Buckman (2006) Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945
Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn/Diary p197
Hoyle, H (Feb 2012 Women Artists in Cornwall www.cornishmuse.blogspot.com) 'Grace Gardner - a life in abstraction'
Exh Cat: 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Falmouth Art Gallery 1980-2000
Open Studios Cornwall (2011)
Whybrow (1994) Studio St Ives: Artists in their Workplace (artist's statement & photo)
Whybrow (2013) St Ives: The Story of Porthmeor Studios;