Thomas Ingmire

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Thomas Ingmire is an American calligrapher, born in 1942 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1977 he became the first American elected to England's Society of Scribes and Illuminators with a craft membership status. [1] He is one of the illuminators of the St. John's Bible.

Ingmire received his B.A. in landscape architecture from Ohio State University and his MLA from UCB. He was a 1980 recipient of a Newberry Fellowship. In 1998, he was awarded a commission for public art installation at Mountain View Public Library [2]


  • Wilson, Janet, 1984, "Where Word and Image Meet -Thomas Ingmire," CALLIGRAPHY IDEA EXCHANGE, Vol. 2, No. 3.
  • Malone, Helen, 1995, “The Art of Politics: A Discussion of Thomas Ingmire’s The American Way in the context of Jasper John’s Flag,” Letter Arts Review, Vol. 12
  • Gullick, Michael, 1989, WORDS OF RISK, THE ART OF THOMAS INGMIRE