CHARLES FREEMAN enjoys being active in the arts, either as an investment-level fine art consultant to collectors, art director (2D and 3D design services), fine art gallery director, museum curator or as an exhibiting fine artist. His passion for the arts was fostered at an early age with summer art classes as a youth and continues to this day with his active interest, assistance and overall support of the arts in the Palm Beaches.
In addition to his Bachelor of Fine Art degree from PRATT INSTITUTE, a post-baccalaureate Connoisseur's Certification in Fine Art History was awarded to Mr. Freeman from GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC. Studies there were in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore and Sotheby’s Institute, London.
As Guest Curator, he served in New York City with THE OCEAN LINER MUSEUM (now assimilated under South Street Seaport Museum) for creating nautical museum exhibitions mounted at: FORBES MAGAZINE GALLERIES, Fifth Ave, NYC; THE FRENCH EMBASSY (Cultural Services) Fifth Ave, NYC; and within the BASS MUSEUM OF ART, Miami, Florida. Mr. Freeman’s museum work has been reviewed favorably in THE NEW YORK TIMES (Arts & Leisure), NEW YORK MAGAZINE, and THE NEW YORKER. He has spoken on art history to both museum and gallery audiences and appeared on a PBS television series speaking on American Pop Art in the Miami-based ARTSTREET.
Charles has designed and promoted numerous fine art exhibitions for both galleries and international art fairs including ART BASEL MIAMI, ART MIAMI, ART PALM BEACH and New York's annual ARTEXPO. As an art adviser with leading galleries he has successfully placed museum-level works of art (valued in the millions) with a growing international list of collectors.
As a design art director, Mr. Freeman has been involved in other areas of design and, for a period, served as a Special Events art director for the New York-based specialty department store chain of ABRAHAM & STRAUS (A&S- est. 1865).
As a fine artist, his oil-on-canvas paintings have been exhibited in Manhattan at THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB on Gramercy Park (Annual Roundtable Invitational exhibition), at the celebrated NYC ARTEXPO, Jacob K. Javitz Center and at the BRETEAU GALLERY, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach.
Charles Freeman has also designed both commercial and high-end residential interior spaces (medical practice design, consulting offices) in New York City and Palm Beach. In his present position with ROCHE BOBOIS of Palm Beach, Mr. Freeman continues to provide design consultation utilizing state of the art high-resolution 3D design software for space planning. He continues to achieve record placement of unique high-end furnishings, each created in Paris and carefully manufactured to the highest level of quality by European artisans. Mr. Freeman also provides Special Events planning with Roche Bobois including “La Bella Macchina” at Palm Beach International Airport and other functions benefiting Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County and YMCA’s Harmony House.