A Royal Academician since 1991, Peter Freeth also taught in the Royal Academy Schools between 1966 and 2006. He trained at The Slade School of Fine Art from 1956 to 1960 and in same year he graduated, won the Prix de Rome for Engraving. The award took him to the British School in Rome, where he lived for three years, before travelling extensively throughout Italy.
Internationally, Freeth’s work has been shown in exhibitions in the United States, Italy, Japan and Russia. He has held solo exhibitions here at the Royal Academy on three occasions and held other solo exhibitions removed elsewhere in London and Italy.
Freeth finds inspiration for his work from many sources, whether it be music, poetry and folk songs, photography or simply observing the world around him on the bus or tube. His work is held in a number of public collections including the Ashmolean Museum, the British Museum, The Metropolitan Museum and the V&A among others.
Freeth lives and works in London and Italy.