Ralph was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1945. He was raised and went to high school in Dayton, Ohio where he discovered his artistic abilities. After graduating, Ralph went on to Cincinnati Academy of Fine Art and Central Academy of Commercial Art where he pursued his art interest and passion.
After college, Ralph joined advertising mogul, Leo Burnett of Chicago, where he became Leo Burnett’s youngest executive art director where he provided art and creative direction for the original Virginia Slims “You’ve Come Along Way Baby” campaign as well as creative works for many other fortune 500 companies. Following Leo Burnett he was the creative force behind his own advertising agency where he won over 250 National and International awards including Clios and various Art Director, Broadcast and Communication Awards programs for his creative and marketing excellence. Ralph left the windy city in 1973 for sunny southern California, where he currently resides. He became Executive Art Director for the West Coast’s largest account at that time- Toyota. For the last 30 years Ralph has worked from his Southern California studio, offering consulting for art direction, marketing and promotions. Ralph has been associated with many graphic & apparel programs where his art and direction has generated hundreds of millions of dollars at retail. Ralph develops images for apparel, home decor, textiles, manufactured products, television shows and Movies. His licensed art and designs are all around you. Ralph has become one of the most published and most highly collected artists of Pin-up Girls. His Pin-ups involve martini, cocktail, motorcycle, hot rod, gambling and various other vignettes. He is a member of the Pastel Society of America out of New York City. Today, Ralph Burch is still pursuing his art interests, developing, marketing, promotion & social media direction for a select group of clients and still into Hot Rods & Motorcycles and the So. Cal Lifestyle.