John Alcorn (February 10, 1935 – January 27, 1992) was an American visual artist. Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The visual arts are art forms that focus on the creation of works which are primarily Visual in nature such as Painting, Photography In addition to his accomplishments in the areas of packaging, corporate and dimensional design, Alcorn designed the opening titles for several Federico Fellini films. Federico Fellini, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( January 20 1920 &ndash October 31 1993) was an Italian Film His work has been exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, and the Venice Biennale. The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre located in Paris is the world's most visited art museum a historic monument and a national museum of France Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Castello Sforzesco ( English: Sforza Castle is a castle in Milan, Italy that now houses several of the city's museum and art gallery collections Milan (Milano Milan (listen) is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. The Venice Biennale (Biennale di Venezia also called in English the "Venice Biennial " is a major Contemporary art exhibition that takes place once He was the recipient of the prestigious Augustus Saint-Gaudens Medal from Cooper Union. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (commonly referred to simply as The Cooper Union or Cooper Union) is a privately-funded college in In 1970, he was selected as the first graphic artist to be Artist-In-Residence at Dartmouth College. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Dartmouth College ( is a private, Coeducational University located in Hanover, New Hampshire, U In 1987 he was Artist-In-Residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Maryland Institute College of Art ( MICA) is an art college in Baltimore Maryland, USA.
A native New Yorker, John Alcorn was born in Corona, Long Island in 1935. Amarcord (1973 directed by Federico Fellini, is a semi- Autobiographical coming-of-age tale that combines poignancy with bawdy comedy New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Long Island is an island located in southeastern New York, USA, its western shores directly across from Manhattan, from which the island stretches Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. When he was 5 years old, his family moved to Great Neck, Long Island. Great Neck is a Village in Nassau County, New York, in the US He was educated in the local schools. He studied graphic arts at The Cooper Union. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (commonly referred to simply as The Cooper Union or Cooper Union) is a privately-funded college in During his first two years at Cooper Union, he studied drawing, calligraphy, architecture, the mechanics of typography, and dimensional design. Drawing is a Visual art that makes use of any number of drawing instruments to mark a two-dimensional medium Calligraphy (from Greek kallos "beauty" + graphẽ "writing" is the art of writing (Mediavilla 1996 17 The term architecture (from Greek αρχιτεκτονικήarchitektoniki) can be used to mean a process a profession or documentation Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, Type design, and modifying type Glyphs Type glyphs are created and modified using a variety In his last year his studies consisted of illustration, graphics and advertising design. An illustration is a visualization such as a Drawing, Painting, Photograph or other work of Art that stresses subject more than Graphics (from Greek grc [[wiktγραφικός γραφικός]] see -graphy) are Visual presentations on some surface such as a wall Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand
Following graduation from Cooper Union, Alcorn married and in 1962 settled in Ossining, NY, where he lived with his wife Phyllis, and their four sons. Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ossining is the name of a town in Westchester County, New York, United States, as well as a village located within that town Ossining New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous In 1971 he moved with his family to Florence, Italy. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Florence ( Italian: Firenze Florentia and Fiorenza) is the Capital City of the Italian region of Tuscany Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest In 1977 he returned with his family to the United States, settling in Cold Spring, NY. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays In 1983 Alcorn and his wife moved to Hamburg Cove in Lyme, CT. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar)
His early career included work in the art department of Esquire Magazine, a brief stint with a pharmaceutical advertising agency and sound training at the Push Pin Studios, the celebrated design studio founded by Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins and Edward Sorel. Esquire is a Men's magazine by the Hearst Corporation with a strong literary tradition In 1954, Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, Reynold Ruffins and Edward Sorel, founded the Push Pin Studios. Milton Glaser (born June 26, 1929) is a Graphic designer, best known for the I Love New York logo his " Bob Dylan " Seymour Chwast American Graphic designer, Illustrator, and Type designer. Edward Sorel is an illustrator cartoonist and graphic designer In 1958 Alcorn joined CBS Radio and subsequently CBS-TV art department, but a year later he decided to free-lance exclusively. Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. In 1962 Alcorn designed and illustrated Books! by Murray McCain, which was selected as one of the best fifty books of the year by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. AIGA (formerly an acronym for the " A merican I nstitute of G raphic A rts" is an American Professional organization for Besides book illustrations, Alcorn designed numerous paperback covers, jackets, and promotion materials, and received awards from the New York Art Directors Club, the Society of Illustrators, and Cooper Union. The Society of Illustrators is a professional society based in New York City founded in 1901 In 1968 he won first prize at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Bologna (boloɲa from Latin Bononia, Bulåggna in Bolognese dialect is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy Alcorn's works are included in the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ( U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system.
Alcorn was a commercial artist and designer, and an illustrator of children's books. Early in career worked variously in the art department of Esquire, New York City, at Push Pin Studios, New York City, and for a pharmaceutical advertising agency. ; Columbia Broadcasting System Inc., New York City, art department, radio and television promotion, 1958-59, free-lance artist, 1959 - has created numerous book jackets and paperback covers, and work has appeared in major exhibits, including the Push Pin Studios Retrospective Show at the Louvre, March, 1970, Awards, honors: New York Times choice of Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year, 1962 for Books!. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. The Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre located in Paris is the world's most visited art museum a historic monument and a national museum of France 1966, for Wonderful Time; Fifty Books of the Year, American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1963, for Books!; first prize Bologna Children's Book Fair, 1968; Augustus St. Bologna (boloɲa from Latin Bononia, Bulåggna in Bolognese dialect is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy Gaudens Medal, The Cooper Union, 1970. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Books illustrated by Alcorn are all for children, except as indicated.
He also illustrated and designed numerous book jackets and paperback covers, two print catalogs, and contributed illustrations to many periodicals, including McCall's, Playboy, and Sports Illustrated. Simon & Schuster Inc, a division of CBS Corporation, is a Publisher founded in New York in 1924 by Richard L J B Lippincott & Co was an American Publishing house founded in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1836 by Joshua B Hallmark Cards is a privately owned American company based in Kansas City Missouri. Playboy is an American Men's magazine, founded in Chicago Illinois, by Hugh Hefner and his associates which has grown into Playboy Sports Illustrated is an American Sports Magazine owned by media conglomerate Time Warner.
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