Peter Charles was born and raised in Washington D.C. He received his B.F.A. in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and his M.F.A. from Yale. He now teaches sculpture and design at Georgetown University. Charles's sculptures are made of welded and shaped sheet steal. They combine simple geometric shapes and complex organic forms. Charles finds inspiration from Mondrian for his compositions and colors, Klee and Kandinsky for combine geometry and nature, and Noguchi for purity of form.