CHARLES FREEMAN, a multi-disciplined fine artist and designer, has recently reopened his North Palm Beach art, design and photography studio.
As a professional fine artist, his oil paintings have been exhibited in Manhattan at THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB on Gramercy Park (Annual Roundtable Invitational Exhibition), at New York City's ARTEXPO at the Jacob K. Javitz Center and at the BRETEAU GALLERY, Worth Ave, Palm Beach.
Charles has created and curated several museum exhibitions held in New York City and at Miami's Bass Museum, serving as guest curator and exhibit designer. He has also worked extensively with leading commercial fine art galleries in generating sales of museum-level artworks, as well as providing exhibit designs for gallery installations in New York City, Miami and Palm Beach, (including ART BASEL MIAMI, ART MIAMI, ART PALM BEACH and New York City's annual ARTEXPO).
His extensive commercial design career includes most recently having served as the ROCHE BOBOIS Palm Beach showroom manager. With Roche Bobois and working independently, he successfully designed residential interiors for discerning clients located in and around the Palm Beaches, nationally and internationally. Mr. Freeman's design accomplishments have included high-end Manhattan residential projects, and a private medical practice design for a leading New York City dermatology center located on 57th St.
As a top multi-million dollar seller, Charles enjoyed achieving a record placement of unique high-end furnishings for ROCHE BOBOIS. He also provided special event planning for ROCHE BOBOIS including the annual "La Bella Macchina” at Palm Beach International Airport. He has enjoyed providing design support for non-profit events with the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, YMCA’s Harmony House, Compass Community Center of Palm Beach County and St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Palm Beach Gardens.
Serving as an invited guest curator for New York City's OCEAN LINER MUSEUM (now assimilated under SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM), he created nautical museum exhibitions mounted at the FORBES MAGAZINE GALLERIES at 62 Fifth Ave, the FRENCH EMBASSY’s Cultural Services at 972 Fifth Ave, and at the BASS MUSEUM OF ART, Miami, Florida. Mr. Freeman’s museum work was 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.
At one time, Mr. Freeman served as a special events art director for the New York-based specialty retail fashion department store chain of ABRAHAM & STRAUS (A&S- est. 1865).
In addition to his Bachelor of Fine Art design degree from New York's PRATT INSTITUTE, Mr. Freeman was also awarded a post-baccalaureate Connoisseur's Certification in Fine and Decorative Arts History from GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC. Fine art appraisal studies and studies of museum conservation practices were held in conjunction with the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, Washington, DC, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, and Sotheby’s Institute, London.