Peter Freeth studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1956 to 1960. In 1960 he won the Prix de Rome in Engraving, taking him to Rome where he lived for three years, travelling extensively throughout Italy. He has been a tutor in etching at the Royal Academy Schools since 1966. Freeth has exhibited widely in mixed exhibitions in the UK, the United States, Italy, Japan, India and Russia. He was elected a Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and Royal Academician in 1991 (ARA 1990). Peter Freeth lives and works in London and Italy.