Ralph Papa was born and raised in Manhattan’s East Harlem and studied art and architecture at Queens College and CCNY and also at the Art Students League. Besides being a lifelong artist with a passion for both plein air and studio painting. Papa is an activist and catalyst for artists and art lovers, providing demos and lectures on visual creativity and teaching classes and workshops on drawing and painting. He is an organizer and co-founder of Plein Air Palm Beach and a Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art. Papa’s artworks are in public and private collections in the U.S., Canada and Europe and can be seen at his studio in Boynton Beach and his Gallery at Boca Raton in Royal Palm Place.