"Born in London in 1945, Ralph Freeman studied at St Martin's and Harrow Schools of Art 1961-1965.
He worked as an artist, musician, designer and art director in London and Europe until 1983; thereafter painted exclusively and performed with various jazz projects both as composer and pianist.
In 1988 Ralph moved to St Ives, becoming an elected member of the Newlyn and the Penwith Societies of Artists. In 1996 he was granted tenancy of No.6 Porthmeor Studios, and later that year formed the St Ives Jazz Club, now twice nominated for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. He has exhibited extensively in solo exhibitions, including the New Millenium Gallery, St.Ives; Freud Museum, London; Sternberg Centre, London; Tate Gallery, St. Ives and Stuhlmann Gallery, Hamburg. He has also held visiting lectureships at University College Falmouth, Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design, and University of Sussex amongst others.