Ian Pollock was born in Cheadle, Cheshire in 1950, the son of Gordon Pollock, a traditional claypipe manufacturer. He was educated at Woods Lane Secondary Modern School, and Moseley Hall Grammar School, Cheadle, Cheshire. He then did a foundation course at Manchester College of Art and Design, and in 1970 went to Manchester Polytechnic. On graduation as BA with First Class Honours in 1973 he went to the Royal College of Art, and on getting his MA in 1976 became a freelance illustrator.
Pollock has published and illustrated a number of books – starting with Beware of the Cat in 1977, and has designed posters for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He works mostly for magazines and newspapers, appearing regularly in the “quality press.” His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Penthouse, New Yorker, Talk, Esquire, GQ, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Elle, Country Life, Radio Times, New Scientist, Creative Review, Design Week, Stern, Sunday Times, Independent, Guardian, Observer, the Financial Times, and Daily Telegraph amongst others. As Pollock puts it, he will “work for anyone – even the taxman.”
He has been freelancing for the last quarter century. He lived in London for twenty years, now lives as a recluse in Macclesfield on the edge of the Peak District with his wife: painter Helen Clapcott, and two children. He works mostly for magazines and newspapers and appears regularly in the “quality press”.
Ian Pollock was very easily found and I was suprised to find him in place such as the well known networking site Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1567790700 , I did find his work interesting and he difinatley has a unique style. His website shows a great deal of his work http://www.ianpollock.co.uk/, alternitivley check out books that he has illustrated, such as ‘King Lear’ http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=nvTkNwAACAAJ&dq=ian+pollock&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PVpKT__GGYyn8gOJ1fCKDg&ved=0CFoQ6AEwBQ