Ingram Pinn was born in 1950 in Eastbourne. He studied painting at Camberwell School of Art in London from 1968-72, and after a short period as an art teacher in a comprehensive school, worked at London University as a graphic designer.
In 1976 he started drawing for magazines and newspapers . Since then his work has appeared regularly in the Times, The Sunday Times, the Observer, the Radio Times, New Scientist, and Time magazine.
He has also had work commissioned by many companies including the Design Council, Unilever, P& O, the Ipsen Foundation and Conran.
He produced a series of strip cartoons for the Design Council featuring Dez the designing mouse for several years.
From 1987 he has worked mainly as an illustrator and political cartoonist for the Financial Times, producing his own comment on the week in the Weekend FT and illustrating other articles during the week.
His work has been shown in many of “The Best of British Illustration”, “Images” and “European Illustration” and “The best of Britain’s Political cartoons” annuals and touring exhibitions. He has also exhibited in “Art meets Science” exhibition, Smith’s Gallery London, 1986 , “Art of Science” exhibition, Plymouth Art Gallery, 1991, “A Golden Age of British Illustration”, Ashmolean Museum Oxford,2002, ” Un Nouveau Monde”, Musee d’Histoire Contemporaine, Paris 2002, Limoges, Barcelona and Laussanne.
He had a solo show of his work at “the Gallery” in London in 1993.
He has illustrated four children’s books featuring “Clem” a welsh terrier, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1987.
“The Universe and Eye”, a collection of his illustrations for New Scientist with accompanying commentaries by Timothy Ferris was published by Pavilion books in 1993.
He lives in West London with his wife, Liz Butler, a painter, and has a son Laurence, an architect.