David Freed (born 1936, Toledo, Ohio, USA) is a well-known American printmaker and art teacher. He studied at Miami University then at the University of Iowa where he met the poet Charles Wright, with whom he would collaborate later. Freed was awarded a Fulbright grant in 1963 and as a result continued his studies at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1966 he became full-time printmaking professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. His connection with the UK continued through exhibitions and teaching roles as visiting lecturer at the John Ruskin School, Oxford (1970; 1972), the Central School of Art in London (1969; 1976; 1977; 1986; 1989), Loughborough University School of Art (1976; 1986), Brighton School of Art (1989), and Reading University (1992). He is known for his prints using the intaglio technique and for his collaboration with important poets such as Charles Wright and Larry Levis in creating books combining his etchings with their poetry. In 2001 a major show of David Freed’s prints was held at the Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts and was accompanied by a 107 page illustrated catalogue. David Freed’s work is held in numerous public collections internationally including the Art Institute of Chicago; British Government Art Collection; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Smithsonian National Collection of Art, Washington, D.C., and Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The artist lives in Richmond, Virginia, USA.